News


Tracy Farms recalls diced onion/celery mix linked to E. Coli outbreak

E. coli found in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

A Tracy, California farm is recalling packages of diced onion and celery after the blend was linked to an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened at least 19 people in seven states, federal officials announced today.

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. is recalling items sold at 7-Eleven, Costco, Target, Safeway, Albertsons, Raleys, Starbucks and Walmart, among other outlets, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The recall occurred after a test conducted by the state of Montana found the celery and onions tested positive for E. coli. The celery and onions were used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to the E. coli outbreak.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of Nov. 23 19 people have been infected from seven states, mostly in the west, Of those, five have been hospitalized and two have developed kidney failure, but none has died.

E. coli O157:H7 is a bacteria that causes diarrhea and bloody stools. Most healthy adults can recover within a week but the illness can cause more serious kidney damage in young children and the elderly and even

lead to death.

A complete list of recalled items can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm474601.htm/

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Couples: Drop Your Keyboard!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 6,199 views

BART needs to focus on trains, not residential development
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 476 views

Pleasanton's First Lady Sandi Thorne: 1937-2018
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 186 views

 

Nominations due by Sept. 17

Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

Nomination form