FDA expands recall of food items for E.coli to major grocery stores

Dec 2, 2015 11:55 AM by NBC News

A recall of food products containing celery potentially contaminated with the E.coli bacteria has been widely expanded.

The FDA has expanded the recall to now include more than 155,000 items at several major grocery stores, including Costco, Target, Walmart, Sam's Club, Albertsons, and Safeway, primarily in the western states.

Also included in the recall, over 45,000 Starbucks holiday turkey sandwiches. The celery was in the stuffing.

The E. coli scare initially began with contaminated celery found in rotisserie chicken salad at Costco last month, which has sickened at least 19 people in seven states.

All of the products were manufactured by Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, California.

The FDA has posted a complete list of the recalled products on its website.


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