Atherstone Foods Recalls Salad Wraps for E. Coli Food PoisoningNovember 12, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Atherstone Foods Inc. of Richmond, CA is recalling pre-packaged salads and salad wraps sold at Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, and Whole Foods because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. At least 26 people have reported food poisoning in California, Arizona, and Washington State.

What Atherstone Foods Were Recalled for E. Coli?

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

What is E. Coli?

The E. coli O157:H7 strain is particularly dangerous because it produces a powerful toxin that causes a severe gastrointestinal infection. Symptoms typically appear 2-5 days after contaminated food is eaten, and include bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramping that persists for weeks. Fluid-loss from diarrhea can rapidly lead to dehydration and complications.

What is Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome?

Approximately 15% of people infected with E. coli O157:H7 develop Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), and approximately 5-10% of HUS cases are fatal. Most people with HUS will need to receive intravenous (IV) fluids in a hospital. Some people develop sudden (acute) kidney failure, which is fatal without a kidney transplant.

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