A California company is issuing a recall for potentially contaminated celery.
Taylor Farms Pacific is recalling certain lots of the produce after the detection of E. coli 157:H7 in Celery and Onion Diced Blend in a sample carried out by the Montana Department of Health. This product was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multistate outbreak.
The company is recalling several other products that include celery out of an abundance of caution. For a list of the recalled product names, lot codes, and distribution areas, see the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) release.
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that 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.
Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of any of the recalled products should contact a health care provider.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Taylor Farms at (209)830-3141.