A recall of frozen Earth Grown Vegan Traditional and Garlic & Herb Falafel, sold exclusively at Aldi and due to the possible presence of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, has been reported by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
There have been 20 reported cases in six states, with onset dates between July 24, and September 19, including five hospitalization and no deaths, according to the FDA. None have been reported to date in New York State where the product has been distributed.
Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it, according to the FDA.
It says symptoms of infection “may include stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The illness primarily impacts elderly individuals, children, and people with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.”
Allegany Hope also reported last night a recall of Old Europe Cheese, sold nationwide at different retailers, with six reports of sickness, five of which involve hospitalization.
These and other recalls reported by the FDA can be found on an ongoing basis at https://bit.ly/3tEDguJ. Actual reports of sickness may not be all which have occurred due to some individuals recovering without contacting healthcare professionals.
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