Whole Foods Market Grain Salad Recall [US]


US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Whole Foods Market recalls some ready-to-eat (“RTE”) Artichoke Wheatberry Salads and Southwest SooFoo Salads due to E. coli O157:h7 hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/qYYwT

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm374618.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Salads are subject to this recall:

  • Artichoke Wheatberry Salad; PLU: 28563300000
  • Artichoke Wheatberry Salad; PLU: 28563400000
  • Southwest SooFoo Salad; PLU: 28563700000
  • Southwest SooFoo Salad; PLU: 28563800000

According to the FDA, the recalled salads were sold in the following 10 of the company’s 40 Northern California stores:

  • Capitola, 1710 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
  • Fremont, 3111 Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA 94538
  • Oakland, 230 Bay Place, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Lafayette, 3502 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
  • Los Gatos, 15980 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 94032
  • Napa, 3682 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94558
  • Noe Valley, 3950 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Redwood City, 1250 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City, CA 94062
  • San Mateo, 1010 Park Pl, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Walnut Creek, 1333 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

This recall is due to an ingredient in the above salads supplied by Glass Onion Catering that is itself the subject of a much larger recall. You can read this recall notice here: http://ht.ly/qZ0Ah

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm374327.htm

About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning is a serious and potentially deadly illness, typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water.

Common symptoms of E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache. People particularly at risk for serious E. coli illness and complications are the very young, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

You can learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (“E. Coli O157:H7”) poisoning by visiting the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/KwrDIf.

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