Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc., Celery Recall News – According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), preliminarily lab results indicate that a celery and onion diced blend produced by Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc., may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7. This product was used to make the Costco rotisserie chicken salad linked to the current E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened 19 people from seven states.
On November 26, 2015, Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc., recalled multiple products as a result of these findings. The recalled products range from salads and packaged vegetable blends for food service use to packaged dinners, snack trays, and wraps; and were distributed to Costco, 7-Eleven, King Sooper, Pantry, Raley’s, Savemart, Tony’s, Albertson’s, Safeway, Von’s, Starbucks, Target, Sam’s Club, and Walmart establishments in multiple states. The complete list of recalled Taylor Farms Pacific products can be found at FDA Product Recalls.
The CDC cautions that “Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, serve, or sell any of the products recalled by Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc.” In a previous announcement, consumers were advised not to eat and to discard rotisserie chicken salad purchased from any Costco store in the United States on or before November 20, 2015.
Symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infection may include severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. There is usually little or no fever. The infection (and its symptoms) will vary from individual to individual, ranging from a mild to a life-threatening illness.
E. coli Outbreak Investigation Continues
The DNA fingerprint for the E. coli isolated from the onion and celery blend will be used to confirm that the Taylor Farm product is the outbreak contamination source. Public health officials are also working to identify additional people who were sickened in this outbreak.
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