California Catering Company Recalls Over 90 Tons of Ready to Eat Products
A California based company has announced that it will be recalling over 90 tons of its ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches. According to the federal health officials from the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service, Glass Onion Catering will be recalling about 181,620 pounds of sandwich wraps and salads after 26 people in three states were reportedly sickened by a bacterial strain of E.Coli. Officials say the E.Coli has been linked to the company’s products, which contain cooked ham and chicken.
Tim Church, a spokesman with the State’s Department of Health, says that three people from Washington who were sickened by eating the ready to eat products say they purchased them from Trader Joe’s. The products affected by the recall were produced between September 23rd and November 6th. The products were shipped to distribution centers in several states including Arizona, California, Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The company also distributes food products to Delish, Super Fresh Goods, and Trader Joe’s.
Those who consumed these products should watch out for symptoms such as dehydration, abdominal cramps, and bloody diarrhea which can last for two to eight days. Most people who experience these symptoms recover within a week of exposure; however, some can develop kidney failure.