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E. Coli Contaminates 90 tons of Packaged Salads

Updated on November 13, 2013
E. coli bacteria
E. coli bacteria
Wash your veggies and hands before eating and cook meat thoroughly.
Wash your veggies and hands before eating and cook meat thoroughly.

If you shop for packaged salads from Walgreens, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, beware because 90 tons of packaged salads have been recalled for E. Coli. Some 26 people have got sick by the bacteria in three states, California being prime and more specifically, Northern California.

All total, over 181 thousand pounds have been recalled and hopefully, taken off the shelves. The salads may also contain cook chicken and ham.

The bacteria can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and cramps two to eight days after eating it, while most recover, some suffer from kidney failure.

What to look for:

  • Mexicali Salad
  • Classic Greek
  • Field Fresh Chopped w\grilled chicken
  • Southwestern Salad Kit
  • Wheat Berry Kit
  • Delish Greek Orzo Salad
  • Delish Asian Noodle Salad
  • Delish Vegetarian Salad

The above salad packages were shipped to Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, oregon, Utah, Washington and Texas, but so far, only three states reported the E. coli outbreak most likely caused by contaminated lettuce.

So, always wash your salad even if the package states it was washed!


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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks for the warning on these salad packages. I prefer to buy fresh due to this problem.

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      Thanks so much for informing your readers that washing vegetables is will take care of the problem. Americans waste much food because they are either ill informed or lazy when it comes to washing vegetables.