26 Sick with E. coli O157:H7 – 2 with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) – in Arizona, California and Washington.
Athertone Foods, Inc. of Richmond, CA is voluntary recalling “Best Buy” dates 9-23-13 through 11-14-13 of ready to eat salads and wraps because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
Specific FDA regulated product information is below:
|Product Description||UPC||Areas Distributed||Retailers|
|Delish Greek Style Orzo Salad (6.oz)Clam Shell||49022 74630||Northern CA||Walgreens|
|Delish Asian Style Noodle Salad (6. oz)Clam Shell||49022 74628||Northern CA||Walgreens|
|Delish Vegetarian Wrap (11.3oz) Cellophane||49022 55349||Northern CA||Walgreens|
|Classic Greek Salad (9. oz) Clam Shell||0083 5794||Northern CA Northern NV||Trader Joe’s|
|Southwestern Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)||N/A||Northern CA||Whole Foods|
|Wheat Berry Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)||N/A||Northern CA||Whole Foods|
The “Best Buy” dates can be located on the front of the package label.