CA company recalls 2 Trader Joe's salads with chicken

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(Source: Glass Onion Catering) (Source: Glass Onion Catering)

Trader Joe stores in Arizona are affected by a recall of more than 181,000 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps,  including two salads under the Trader Joe's brand.

Glass Onion Catering in Richmond, CA, said its affected wraps are the ones with fully cooked chicken or ham. 

The FDA says the products may be contaminated with E. coli. At least 26 people in three states have become sick between Sept 29 and Oct. 26.

The products involve several brands, including Trader Joe's Field Fresh Chopped Salad with grilled chicken, and Mexicali Salad with Chili Lime Chicken.

An investigation determined Glass Onion Catering was the supplier of the products implicated in the outbreak.

Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number "P-34221" inside the USDA mark of inspection. FSIS products subject to recall include:

  • 12 oz. packages of "delish pan pacific chop salad"
  • 13.4 oz. packages of "delish California style grilled chicken salad"
  • 9.9 oz. packages of "delish uncured applewood smoked ham & cheese wrap"
  • 10.5 oz. packages of "delish grilled chicken caesar wrap"
  • 10.9 oz. packages of "delish southwestern chicken wrap"
  • 11.5 oz. packages of "delish greek brand low-calorie grilled chicken wrap"
  • 9.9 oz. packages of "delish white chicken club wrap"
  • 11.2 oz. packages of "delish asian style chicken wrap"
  • 13.4 oz. packages of "atherstone Fine Foods Southwestern Style White Chicken Wrap with Chimichurri Sauce"
  • 10.5 oz. packages of "atherstone Fine Foods Asian Style White Chicken Wrap with Mango Vinaigrette"
  • 9.9 oz. packages of "atherstone Fine Foods Grilled White Chicken Caesar Wrap with Caesar Dressing"
  • 10.7 oz. packages of "super fresh Foods California Grilled Chicken Salad, Low Fat Mendocino Mustard Dressing"
  • 10.7 oz. packages of "Lunch Spot Southwestern Style Chicken Wrap, Chile & Lime Dressing"
  • 9.2 oz. packages of "super fresh Foods Pan Pacific Chopped Chicken Salad, Ginger Soy Dressing"
  • 10.7 oz. plastic containers of "TRADER JOE'S Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken."
  • 11 oz. plastic containers of "TRADER JOE'S MEXICALI SALAD with Chili Lime Chicken."

The products were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6 and shipped to distributions centers intended for retail sale in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps between two to eight days after exposure to the organism.

While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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