E. coli recall linked to celery expands to more states and stores

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2015) — A recall stemming from an E. coli scare now spans more than a dozen states and includes products sold at major grocery chains, including Walmart, Safeway and Albertsons.

Contaminated celery from California-based Taylor Farms Pacific was found to be the source of Costco’s chicken salad recall last week. The Food and Drug Administration expanded the recall of food products on Tuesday.

It now includes 155,000 items such as salad kits, vegetable trays and other prepared foods.

Among the stores involved are Walmart, Sams Club, Costco, Albertsons, 7-Eleven, Target and Safeway.

The products were primarily distributed in Western states, but stores in states including Georgia, Arkansas, Nebraska and Hawaii are also affected.

More than 45,000 Starbucks holiday turkey sandwiches distributed in California, Oregon and Nevada were also included.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 19 people were infected in seven states across the U.S. from eating Costco’s chicken salad.

Officials are continuing to investigate the outbreak.

Chipotle was also hit with an E. coli scare in early November.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s