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Consumers alerted to celery recall related to E. coli outbreak
Variety of food products also sold in Wyoming
by Pinedale Online!
November 30, 2015

A multi-state E. coli outbreak has been traced back to celery distributed by Taylor Farms in California. Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, serve, or sell any of the recalled products containing celery produced by Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. dated on or before November 20, 2015. Customers who have any recalled products are urged to discard the affected products immediately.

Multistate Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Friday, November 27, 2015.

As of November 23, 2015, 19 people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from 7 states (Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Washington, Missouri and Virginia. ( The majority of illnesses have been reported from states in the western United States. 5 ill people have been hospitalized, and 2 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. CDC and state and local public health partners are continuing laboratory surveillance through PulseNet to identify any additional ill persons and to interview them.

Montana reports the most sicknesses traced to a rotisserie chicken salad from Costco eaten by several people who became ill.

States with reported sickness:
California, 1 sick
Colorado, 4 sick
Missouri, 1 sick
Montana, 6 sick
Utah, 5 sick
Virginia, 1 sick
Washington, 1 sick

To date, there have been no reported sickness in Wyoming, although products from the company have been sold in the state. Jackson Whole Grocer in Jackson, Wyoming is listed as having received some of the product included in this recall. None of the products listed in the recall are carried by the Ridley’s chain, which has a grocery store in Pinedale.

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, California, is recalling the products listed because they may include celery which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The products listed are being recalled out of an abundance of caution due to a Celery and Onion Diced Blend testing positive for E. coli 0157:H7 in a sample taken by the Montana Department of Health. The Celery and Onion Diced Blend tested by the state of Montana was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multi-state E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak.

Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Most people infected with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) develop diarrhea (often bloody) and abdominal cramps an average of 3-4 days after swallowing the germ. 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.

The celery was sold in multiple products in states including: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

Stores receiving products from the company include 7-Eleven, Albertsons, Costco, King Sooper, Pantry, Raleys, Safeway, Sams Club, Savemart, Starbucks, Target, Tony’s, Vons, and Walmart.

Products are things like snack food trays, celery dice bags, celery stick bags, chicken salad, Waldorf salad mix, tuna salad, pasta toss salad, potato and bacon salad, potato salad, macaroni salad, veggi salad kit, Mandarin Orange Chinese W/Chicken Kit, seafood salad, cornbread stuffing, vegetable and Ranch dip, chopped salad, bulk salads, premade salads, Buffalo chicken wrap, celery & carrot slims.

Use dates are around November 20th and range to December 6th. Check the complete list for specific stores, their products, and the lot numbers that will be stamped on the product.

The following retailers are the only stores that are known to have received affected products are (where a town/state was given, we have included that in this list):
Allens SPR Save 1, Provo, Utah
Fresh Market, Richfield, Utah
Fresh Market, Park City, Utah
Clark’s Market, Aspen
Dick’s, Centerville, Utah
Dick’s, Bountiful, Utah
Lee’s Marketplace, Logan
Macey’s, Providence, Utah
Macey’s, Spanish Fork, Utah
Payson Food Corp
Peterson’s Fresh Market
Reams, Springville, Utah
Dan’s, Foothill, Utah
Stewarts Roosevelt B.W.W.
The Market at Park City, Utah
Town & Country Foods, Bozeman, Montana
Fresh Market, Holladay, Utah
Fresh Market 21st South
Harmons 7th Street grocery
Harmons at the Brickyard
Harmons at City Creek
Orange Street Market
Missoula Fresh Market, Missoula, Montana
Van’s Thriftway Inc
Jackson Whole Grocer, Jackson, Wyoming
Broulims Market, Rigby, Idaho
Saveway Market
Broulims Market, Driggs, Idaho
Broulims Market, Rexburg, Idaho
Atkinsons, Ketchum, Idaho

Click here to see the complete list of states, stores and recalled food products:

Only the products listed are subject to this recall. This recall is being conducted in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CDC and state and local public health partners are continuing laboratory surveillance through PulseNet to identify any additional ill persons and to interview them.

Consumer advice from the CDC:

Consumers may call 209-830-3141 for any further information Monday to Friday, exclusive of holidays, between the hours of 8am-5pm (PST). Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of any of the recalled products should contact a health care provider.

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. contact phone: (209) 830-3141

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