Earth Grown falafel, sold at ALDI stores nationwide, has been recalled after being linked to an E. coli outbreak. On October 7, Cuisine Innovations Unlimited of Lakewood, NJ, issued a recall for traditional falafel, and garlic and herb falafel sold under the brand name Earth Grown. Consumers who have either of these products in their freezers should not eat them as E. coli can cause serious illness. Several people sickened in this outbreak have been hospitalized.
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The ALDI stores that sold the recalled products are located in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The recalled products have the following lot numbers: 1472, 1481, 1531, 1532, 1541, 1552, 1561, 1581, 1601, 1611, 1612, 1661, 1682, 1732, 1752, 1762, 1782, 1802, and 1812, which can be found in the “Best if used by” area on the outside flap of the box. They were shipped to stores after June 24, 2021.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection, which include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody, usually develop within one to three days of eating contaminated food.
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