E. Coli Warning For Packaged Salad


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The CDC is warning about an e. coli infection that's apparently linked to packaged salad.

Epidemiologic data show that Simple Truth Organic Power Greens and Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens may be contaminated with E. coli and may be making people sick.

In Oregon and Washington, it was sold at QFC and Fred Meyer stores.

Seven people in Washington and one person in Oregon have gotten sick.

13 people in all have been infected with e. coli. There have been no deaths.

What You Should Do:

  • Do not eat Simple Truth Organic brand or Nature’s Basket brand Organic Power Greens with “best if used by” dates through December 20, 2021. Check your refrigerator and freezer, and throw any away.
    • Follow these five steps to cleanyour refrigerator, containers, and surfaces that may have touched the recalled salads
    • If you have symptoms of an E. coli infection, talk to your healthcare provider and write down what you ate in the week before you got sick.

About E. coli infection:

  • People usually get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) 2–8 days (average of 3–4 days) after swallowing the germ.
  • Symptoms often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some people may have a fever, which usually is not very high (less than 101˚F/38.5˚C).
  • Some people with a STEC infection may get a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

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