September 26, 2016

If You Bought Taylor Farms Celery or Costco Chicken Salad, Here’s What to Do

A massive recall of Taylor Farms celery products was issued on November 26, 2015 after testing discovered E. coli O157:H7 bacteria in one of the products. A celery and onion mix produced by Taylor Farms was used to make Costco Wholesale Rotisserie Chicken Salad that is linked to a multistate E. coli outbreak. That outbreak prompted the Montana Health Department to test the Taylor Farms product, and the bacteria was discovered. The CDC has advice to consumers about this recall and outbreak. If you purchased rotisserie chicken salad from any Costco store in the United States on or before November 20, 2015, do not eat it. Throw it away, even if part of it has been eaten and no one has gotten sick. Then wash your hands carefully and clean out the fridge where the salad was sold. The … [Read more...]

Celery E. coli Recall Includes Food Lion, Kroger, Raleys and Sam’s Club

An E. coli outbreak linked to contaminated celery produced by Taylor Farms and used as an ingredient in Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad has triggered the recall of dozens of products sold at grocery stores nationwide. On November 26, Taylor Farms issued a recall for the celery which included 71 products sold at 14 retailers nationwide.  But other retailers have also recalled products containing celery. Consumers who have purchased celery should check recall information carefully as E. coli can cause serious illness. Retailers recalling celery products include  7-Eleven, Albertsons, Costco, Food Lion, King Soopers, Kroger, Pantry, Raleys, Safeway,  Sam's Club, Savemart, Starbucks, Target, Tony’s, Walmart and Vons. The recalled products include deli salads, salad kits, soup starters, … [Read more...]

Montana Hit Hard by E. coli Outbreak Linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Montana has been hard hit by the E. coli outbreak linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad. Six of the 19 people who have been sickened are from Montana where health officials tested a celery and onion mix from Taylor Farms used to make the salad and discovered E. coli O157:H7, prompting a massive recall. The recall covers 71 products including vegetable trays sold at Walmart and 7-Eleven; wraps and salads sold at Target; prepared salads sold at Costco; salad sold at King Soopers; salads and wraps sold at Pantry and Savemart; salad kits, veggie trays and salads at Safeway; Vons and Albertons; the Holiday Turkey Sandwich sold at Starbucks; and salad kits at Tonys. E. coli O157:H7 produces serious illness. Symptoms of an infection include abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can be … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak Prompts Huge Taylor Farms Celery Recall

An E. coli outbreak that has sickened 19 people has triggered a massive recall of products containing Taylor Farms celery.  Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as E. coli can cause serious illness and death. At least 19 people in seven states have already been sickened, two of them have hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) a life-threatening complication that causes kidney failure. The recalled products include vegetable trays sold at Walmart and 7-Eleven; wraps and salads sold at Target; prepared salads sold at Costco; salad sold at King Soopers; salads and wraps sold at Pantry and Savemart; salad kits, veggie trays and salads at Safeway, Vons and Albertons; the Holiday Turkey Sandwich sold at Starbucks; and salad kits at Tony's. A celery and diced onion … [Read more...]

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