In light of a California food producer recalling more than 90 tons of prepackaged salads and sandwich wraps, a San Diego nutritionist has advice to avoid E. coli. NBC 7’s Mark Mullen more, including the latest on the recall.
A California food producer has recalled more than 90 tons of prepackaged salads and sandwich-wraps.
The foods are linked to the latest outbreak of illness, caused by the E. coli bacterium.
The salads and sandwiches were made at the Glass Onion Catering Company in Richmond, in the Bay Area.
They are sold under the brand names “Delish,” “Atherstone” and several other labels.
The items include grilled chicken salads, chicken caesar wraps and uncured applewood smoke ham and cheese wraps.
Three of the items were sold at Trader Joe’s, a popular Southern California store.
On its website, Trader Joe’s identifies those items at the Classic Greek Salad, the Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken and the “Trader Jose’s” Mexicali Salad with Chili Lime Chicken.
But Trader Joe’s website indicates that the only item that may have been sold in San Diego or Southern California is the Mexicali Salad. Trader Joe’s says all the possibly contaminated items have been removed from its store shelves.
Some of the recalled items were also sold at Walgreens, but a company spokesman told NBC 7 that no stores in San Diego carried any of the recalled items.
At least 15 people in three western states, including California, have reported illnesses linked to the products.
The E. coli bacterium can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually appear 3-4 days after expose to the bacterium.
For more information on the recall, and the products involved, see the FDA’s website.
Details about the products are also available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website.