Today Taylor Farms Pacific announced that it is recalling celery and onion mix because they may include celery, which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The products are being recalled due to a celery and onion diced blend testing positive for E. coli O157:H7 in a sample taken by the Montana Department of Health. The celery and onion diced blend tested by the state of Montana was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multi-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened 19.
And, this is not Taylor Farms first outbreak or recall.
Multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis – June-August 2013
During June-August 2013, CDC, state and local public health officials, and the FDA investigated an unusually large number of reports of cyclosporiasis. A total of 631 persons were reported from 25 states and New York City. Investigators concluded that…Read More »
Taylor Farms Shredded lettuce 2009
Shredded lettuce sickened 145 people with Salmonella Typhimurium in the western states of the USA and at least 12 people in Canada. Shredded lettuce, possibly from quick-service restaurant locations, seemed the likely cause of the outbreak. A common…Read More »