• 3 sickened by Trader Joe's salads that may be contaminated with E. coli


    At least three people in Washington have been sickened after eating salads from Trader Joe's.  

    More than 90 tons of salad with grilled chicken have been recalled across the country.  The food may be contaminated with E. coli.

    All of the salads were made by California-based company Glass Onion.

    So far, 11 oz. containers of TRADER JOSÉ'S MEXICALI SALAD with Chili Lime Chicken with use by dates from Oct. 1 through Nov. 15 is the only recalled product on the list sold in Washington.

    It's one of 16  types of salads, wraps and sandwiches sold across the country that have been recalled by the USDA  for possible E. coli contamination.

    In other states, products at Walgreens and Whole Foods were also recalled.

    Food Safety attorney Bill Marler believes the bacteria that causes gastrointestinal illnesses likely came from lettuce or other greens, not chicken.

    "This particular strain is not found in chicken. In 20 years of doing these kinds of cases, Ive never heard of an E. coli 0157 case linked to chicken," said Marler.

    The State Health Department says a woman in King County had to be hospitalized. A Snohomish County man and a Whatcom county woman have also gotten sick from the bacteria. The State says all three tested positive for the same "genetic fingerprint" of the strain of E. coli that may have tainted the recalled meat. All three had eaten salad from Trader Joes.

    In all, 26 people across the country have been sicked by the products: 22 from California, one from Arizona and three from Washington.

    Here is a complete list of recalled products:

    10.7 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOE’S Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken.”

    11 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOSÉ’S MEXICALI SALAD with Chili Lime Chicken.”

    12 oz. packages of  “delish pan pacific chop salad”

    13.4 oz. packages of  “delish California style grilled chicken salad”

    9.9 oz. packages of  “delish uncured applewood smoked ham & cheese wrap”

    10.5 oz. packages of “delish grilled chicken caesar wrap”

    10.9 oz. packages of  “delish southwestern chicken wrap”

    11.5 oz. packages of  “delish greek brand low-calorie grilled chicken wrap”

    9.9 oz. packages of  “delish white chicken club wrap”

    11.2 oz. packages of  “delish asian style chicken wrap”

    13.4 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Southwestern Style White Chicken Wrap with Chimichurri Sauce”

    10.5 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Asian Style White Chicken Wrap with Mango Vinaigrette”

    9.9 oz. packages of  “atherstone Fine Foods Grilled White Chicken Caesar Wrap with Caesar Dressing”

    10.7 oz. packages of  “super fresh Foods California Grilled Chicken Salad, Low Fat Mendocino Mustard Dressing”

    10.7 oz. packages of  “Lunch Spot Southwestern Style Chicken Wrap, Chile & Lime  Dressing”

    9.2 oz. packages of  “super fresh Foods Pan Pacific Chopped Chicken Salad, Ginger Soy Dressing”

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