FDA Expands Recall of Food Items for E.Coli to Major Grocery Stores

A recall of food products containing celery potentially contaminated with the E.coli bacteria was expanded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday and now includes more than 155,000 items at several major grocery stores, NBC News reported.

The scare began with contaminated celery found at Costco in late November. Stores carrying the potentially contaminated products, all of which were manufactured by California-based Taylor Farms Pacific Inc., now include Walmart, Sams's Club, Costco, Albertsons, 7-11, Target and Safeway, primarily in the Western states.

Also included were over 45,000 Starbucks Holiday Turkey Sandwiches. The celery is found in the stuffing. The CDC says that so far 19 people across 7 states have been infected by the celery.

The FDA posted a complete list of recalled products on their website and urged consumers who bought chicken salad from Costco on or before Nov. 20 to throw it out as a precaution. 

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