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Food Sold At Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Recalled Over E. Coli Fears

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Thousands of pre-packaged salad and sandwich products sold throughout grocery stores in California are being recalled after more than two dozen people were sickened by a strain of E. coli.

Glass Onion Catering, based in Richmond, is recalling products in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington as well. The products were sold between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6 at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Walgreen's stores, according to NBC4.

Among the possibly contaminated items were "Trader Joe's Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken" and "Trader Jose's Mexicali Salad with Chili Lime Chicken," according to a list provided by the USDA.

As many as 26 people in three states have been affected by an outbreak of the potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps anywhere between two and eight days after exposure, CBS reports.

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A new California food safety law was proposed in 2011 to control outbreaks, but the measure has not been finalized.