California’s Taylor Farms Recalling Produce Used In Costco Salad

April 27, 2023 1:03 pm7 commentsViews: 224

Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, California, is recalling its produce used in Costco salad after being linked to a recent E. coli outbreak by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

California's Taylor Farms Recalling Produce Used In Costco Salad

The vegetable mix is believed to be the source of E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people with four hospitalizations. Two of them are reported to have developed hermolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a condition of kidney failure and could lead to permanent organ damage if are not treated on time.

The FDA reveals the Montana state health authorities have found a sample of the diced vegetable blend tested positive for the E. coli O157:H7 strain and it is believed to be behind the fresh outbreak.

In 1993 the same strain resulted with outbreak killing four young children who had eaten undercooked hamburgers at Jack in the Box fast-food restaurants.

The E. coli O157:H7 strain causes serious gastrointestinal illness. The elderly and young children are more vulnerable to it.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta reports the fresh outbreak infections have been found in several states including Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Missouri, Virginia and Washington.

Meanwhile, Costco said it has discontinued selling of the chicken salad that has been sourced from the Tracy farms.


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