Massive celery recall: E. coli contamination affects products nationwide
Dozens of food products containing celery have been recalled at multiple stores nationwide due to E. coli contamination.
UPDATE: This recall has expanded. For more information, see the FDA's complete list of recalled products.
On Nov. 26, Taylor Farms issued a recall of its celery due to E. coli contamination. The recall affects 71 products sold at 14 retailers nationwide, including 7-Eleven, Albertsons, King Soopers, Kroger, Pantry, Raley's, Safeway, Sam's Club, Save Mart, Starbucks, Target, Tony's, Walmart and Vons.
The celery from Taylor Farms was also an ingredient in the Rotisserie Chicken Salad recalled at Costco stores last week. And then there's the Food Lion recall.
In addition to the above, Food Lion and other stores are announcing recalls of celery-containing foods due to the possibility of E. coli contamination. Food Lion was informed of the possible contamination by its supplier, TGD Cuts. All of the affected products have a "sell by" date between Dec. 3 and Dec. 6 and were sold at any of around 500 East Coast Food Lion stores.
Affected products are as follows:
- Food Lion Large Vegetable Tray with Dip
- Size: 40 oz
- UPC number: 035826 09869
- Product number: 249490
- Food Lion Small Vegetable Tray with Dip
- Size: 20 oz
- UPC number: 035826 09870
- Product number: 264550
- Food Lion Carrot/Celery Sticks (fresh cut carrots and celery in water)
- Size: 14 oz
- UPC number: 035826 09867
- Product number: 598690
- Stuffing Mix (pre-cut fresh celery and onions for stuffing mix)
- Size: 16 oz
- UPC number: 840219 14560
- Product number: 628020
- Food Lion Stew Mix (pre-cut fresh vegetables, including celery, for stew mix)
- Size: 32 oz
- UPC number: 035826 10174
- Product number: 000440
All products have been removed from store shelves, but if you find any in your home, do not consume any. No illnesses have been reported, but you should return any unused items to your local Food Lion for a full refund.
The Food Lion stores affected by this recall can be found here.
If you experience any symptoms of an E. coli infection, which can include severe diarrhea, cramping or pain or vomiting, notify your health care provider right away.