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Taylor Farms Recall Impacts Several Products Sold in Hawai’i

December 2, 2015, 10:19 AM HST
* Updated December 2, 10:22 AM
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Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc., based out of Tracy, Calif., recently announced a recall of several products as a result of potential Escherichia coli contamination.

The recall followed testing of a celery and onion diced blend by the Montana Department of Health following a multi-state E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak linked to the product’s use in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad late last month.

A number of products are included in the recall, spanning across numerous states, including Hawai’i.

In a statement, the United States Food and Drug Administration said that “Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, CA, is recalling the products listed below because they may include celery which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The products listed below are being recalled out of an abundance of caution.”

E. coli can cause a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. The FDA says that many healthy adults can recover from the illness within a week, however, some individuals can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. HUS can impact young children and the elderly.

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The following products sold in Hawai’i are part of the recall:

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Walmart

  • TF Asian Chopped Round Toss Up Salad, 6/6oz, WM#554125639
    • Product Type: Premade Salad
    • Use by date: 11/20-12/8
  • TF Italian Chopped Round Toss Up Salad, 6/6.25oz, WM# 55413564
    • Product Type: Premade Salad
    • Use by date: 11/20-12/8
  • TF-WM Celery Sticks, 4/8oz tray, WM# 554390337
    • Product Type: Tray
    • Use by date: 11/20-12/8
  • TF-WM Celery/Carrot Slims, 4/10oz tray, WM# 554390336
    • Product Type: Tray
    • Use by date: 11/20-12/8
  • WM Chicken Salad, 1 count, WM# 554561010
    • Product Type: Bulk Kit
    • Use by date: 11/20-12/8
  • WM Frui Waldorf Salad Kit, 1 count, WM#554561008
    • Product Type: Bulk Kit
    • Use by date: 11/20-12/8

Sams Club

  • TF Celery 3/8” Diced, 6/8.5oz bag
    • Product Type: Food Service Bag
    • Use by date: 11/20-12/8

Customers who have purchased recalled products should discard the affected products.

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Those interested in further information regarding the recall should call (209) 830-3141, Monday through Friday, between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Hawai’i time.

Anyone concerned about an illness from the consumption of any of the recalled products should contact their health care provider.

To review the full list of multi-state recalls, visit the FDA website.

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