Trader Joe’s Food Stores Recall Two Salads in California

Store Chain Says they Could be Linked to E. Coli

Trader Joe’s has recalled two of its salads, store officials saying they could be linked to E. coli, a serious food-borne illness if, if they are eaten.

Trader Joe’s Mexicali Brand Salad with Chili Lime Chicken have been pulled off the shelves in California, including its South Pasadena location, along stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington Stores.

On its website, the chain of stores announced:

“In accordance with our stringent health and safety standards, and as an extreme precaution, all of the potentially affected product has been removed from sale and destroyed.

In part, a not on the Trader Joe’s website reads: “We have been alerted by our supplier …that there is a possibility that these products, with “USE BY” dates of 10/01/13 through 11/15/13, may be contaminated with E. coli…”

If you purchased these items, please do not eat them. You may return them to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund or dispose of them.

On the site, the Trader Joe’s added: “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.”

For more information, call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time].

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