November 12, 2013 — At least 26 people have been infected with E. coli food poisoning after eating salad or salad wraps sold at Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, and Whole Foods. The products were distributed by Atherstone Foods of Richmond, CA, and most of the illnesses occurred in California, Washington state, and Arizona. The FDA has issued an immediate recall for the salads.
Recalled Salads from Walgreens, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods
Delish Greek Style Orzo Salad (6.oz)
Delish Asian Style Noodle Salad (6. oz)
Delish Vegetarian Wrap (11.3oz) Cellophane
Classic Greek Salad (9. oz) Clam Shell
Northern CA Northern NV
Southwestern Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)
Wheat Berry Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)
What is E. coli?
E. coli is a group of bacteria that live in intestines and spread through feces. Most types are harmless, but E. coli O157:H7 is a strain that produces Shiga-toxin. This powerful toxin causes a severe gastrointestinal infection that causes bloody diarrhea and painful stomach cramps. These symptoms usually appear within 2-5 days after the bacteria is ingested.
E. coli and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is a severe kidney complication that affects about 15% of people who are infected with E. coli O157:H7. About 5-10% cases of HUS cause fatal kidney failure. The infection is most severe in people who are very young, elderly, or have a weak immune system. Most people with HUS need to be hospitalized, and some develop acute (sudden) kidney failure.
Do I have a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by E. coli from salad purchased at Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, or Whole Foods, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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