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Salads, sandwiches sold in Washington recalled over E. coli scare

RICHMOND, Calif. – More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli linked to its products, federal health officials said Sunday.

Richmond-based Glass Onion Catering is recalling about 181,620 pounds of salads and sandwich wraps containing cooked chicken and ham, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

The products were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6, and were shipped to distribution centers in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Texas.

In Washington, three people who were sickened told investigators they ate salads from Trader Joe’s, said Tim Church, a state Department of Health spokesman.

The FSIS said the bacteria can cause dehydration, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

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