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Delish to-go foods sold at Walgreens part of recall
November 11th, 2013
WASHINGTON – Ready-to-eat food products sold at Walgreens and other retailers are part of a recall announced this weekend by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Sunday said that Glass Onion Catering, Richmond, Calif., is recalling about 181,620 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps with fully cooked chicken and ham that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The products were made 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.
That followed a notice issued Saturday by the FDA, which said that Athertone Foods Inc. of Richmond, Calif., is recalling ready-to-eat salads and wraps because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled products had "best buy" dates of Sept. 23 through Nov. 14.
Besides Walgreens, retailers that carry the affected products include Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Markets. Overall, 22 products were named in the recall alerts.
The recalled products sold at Walgreens are under the Delish brand.
Recalled Delish items cited in the USDA alert include Delish Pan Pacific Chop Salad (12. oz. package), Delish California Style Grilled Chicken Salad (13.4 oz. package), Delish Uncured Applewood Smoked Ham & Cheese Wrap (9.9 oz. package), Delish Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap (10.5 oz. package), Delish Southwestern Chicken Wrap (10.9 oz. package), Delish Greek Brand Low-Calorie Grilled Chicken Wrap (11.5 oz. package), Delish White Chicken Club Wrap (9.9 oz. package) and Delish Asian Style Chicken Wrap (11.2 oz. package).
Delish products named in the FDA recall notice include Delish Greek Style Orzo Salad (6 oz. package), Delish Asian Style Noodle Salad (6 oz. package) and Delish Vegetarian Wrap (11.3 oz. package). The FDA said those products affected by the recall are distributed to Walgreens stores in northern California.
The recalled products carried by Whole Foods include salads and wraps under such labels as Lunch Spot and Super Fresh Foods, while the recalled Trader Joe's salads are under its own brand. Other products being recalled are under the Atherstone Find Foods label, the USDA said.
According to the USDA, the E. coli outbreak has affected 26 people in three states — California, Washington and Arizona — and 15 reportedly had eaten prepackaged salads traced to Glass Onion Catering before they became sick.