TOPEKA (SNT) – A recall has been issued for two products sold in Kansas and Missouri grocery stores in the midst of an E. coli outbreak investigation that has sickened 20 people across the country.
According to the US Food & Drug Administration, a recall has been issued on October 7 for two frozen falafel products are sold exclusively at ALDI location The product is being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of an outbreak of E. coli strains.
Twenty people have been sickened and five have been hospitalized because of this outbreak, according to the FDA.
Only one person has been confirmed ill from contact with falafel products in Kansas. Other cases of the disease have been confirmed in Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
The full range of locations where this product is sold includes:
- District of Columbia,
- New Hampshire,
- New Jersey,
- New York,
- North Carolina,
- North Dakota,
- Rhode Island,
- South Carolina,
- West Virginia and
Consumers, restaurants and retailers are encouraged by the FDA not to eat, sell or serve recalls of Earth Grown Falafel or Garlic & Herb Falafel sold by ALDI after June 24, 2021. These products are no longer available for sale as they have been removed from store shelves. on Oct. 6. However, they are sold frozen and have a shelf life of 18 months.
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