180,000 pounds of food recalled in E. coli scare

Twenty-six cases of infection, in three states, have been connected with contaminated salads and wraps

Topics: Recall, E. coli, Contamination, salads, wraps, FDA, USDA, ,

180,000 pounds of food recalled in E. coli scare (Credit: FASTILY)

This Sunday, Glass Onion Catering of Richmond, Calif., recalled approximately 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps that may be contaminated with E. coli.

According to the USDA the items were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6, and were sent off to distribution sites in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

So far there have been 26 confirmed cases in three states that have the particular strand of E. coli 0157:H7.  Fifteen of those cases report having eaten pre-packaged salads or wraps containing chicken or ham.

The list of possibly contaminated food can be found at the USDA website, and according to the Los Angeles Times includes products distributed to Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and Whole Foods.

E. coli contamination is potentially deadly, and symptoms include bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps and dehydration lasting from two to eight days after being exposed to the bacterium.  Most who are infected recover, however some — mostly children and the elderly — can develop hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure.

For more information check the USDA and FDA pages about the recall.

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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