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Atherstone Foods Voluntarily Recalls Salads and Wraps Because of Possible Health Risk
 

 

Contact:
Consumer:
Tom Atherstone
(510) 236 -8905


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
— November 9, 2013 – Athertone Foods, Inc. of Richmond, CA is voluntary recalling “Best Buy” dates 9-23-13 through 11-14-13 of ready to eat salads and wraps because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.

Specific FDA regulated product information is below:

Product Description

UPC

Areas Distributed

Retailers

Delish Greek Style Orzo Salad (6.oz)

 Clam Shell

49022 74630

Northern CA

Walgreens

Delish Asian Style Noodle Salad (6. oz)

 Clam Shell

49022 74628

Northern CA

Walgreens

Delish Vegetarian Wrap (11.3oz) Cellophane

49022 55349

Northern CA

Walgreens

Classic Greek Salad (9. oz) Clam Shell

0083 5794

Northern CA Northern NV

Trader Joe’s

Southwestern  Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)

N/A

Northern CA

Whole Foods

Wheat Berry Salad Kit (20 Lbs box)

N/A

Northern CA

Whole Foods

The “Best Buy” dates can be located on the front of the package label.

A full investigation is currently under way in order to identify any potential source of contamination.  In the meantime, all retailers have been notified to cease selling these products from Atherstone Foods, Inc.

Consumers who purchased the contaminated products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of it. Consumers with questions may contact Atherstone Foods at (510) 236-8905 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm PST.

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