Salad pulled from Trader Joe's shelves in Oregon following recall
Trader Joe's officials reported three types of ready-to-eat salad sold in several of their stores have been pulled from the shelves following a California-based company's recall of food products that could contain E.coli bacteria.
The decision comes after Richmond, Calif.-based Glass Onion Catering's recall of 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps with fully-cooked chicken and ham that may have been contaminated with the bacteria. The Contra Costa Times reported the company supplies foods to Trader Joe's Super Fresh Goods and Delish.
Products from the company were shipped to distribution centers for retail sale in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.
The company's website says the Trader Jose's brand Mexicali Salads with chili lime chicken that have "use-by" dates through Nov. 15 have been pulled in stores across the states listed above.
Additionally, Trader Joe's Field Fresh Chopped Salad with grilled chicken and Trader Joe's Classic Greek Salad with the same "use-by" dates also have been pulled from shelves in Northern California and northern Nevada stores.
"In accordance with our stringent health and safety standards, and as an extreme precaution, all of the potentially affected product has been removed from sale and destroyed," a statement on the company's site reads.
Customers who have purchased the items should not consume them. The company says customers who return the products will receive a full refund.
A complete list of foods recalled is available online at www.fsis.usda.gov.
E.coli can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Most affected by the bacterium will recover within a week, but kidney failure can result in extreme cases.
— Ryan Pfeil