has recalled about 23.000 pounds of its Amish Macaroni Salad, which is also sold under the name Yoder's. The product may contain E-Coli-0157:H7. I must inform you that there have been no reports, yes, zero, reports of actual illnesses.
E-Coli is a bacteria which normally lives in one's bowel. How it got into the macaroni salad is anyone's guess. E-Coli can casue a diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely with a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure (post-diarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome (D+HUS). which is is a syndrome that is defined by the trilogy of hemolytic anemia (destruction of red blood cells), thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), and acute kidney failure) that can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. Young children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems are most susceptible to foodborne illnesses.
It was sold in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Below are the actual UPC codes, sizes and expiration dates of the products in question. If you have bought any of this, please return it to the store where you purchased it.
- UPC 7945368281 Orval Kent Amish Macaroni Salad, 5 pound container, Use By 6/12/08
- UPC 7347468281 Yoder's Amish Macaroni Salad, 1 pound container, Use By 6/7/08
- UPC 7347401045 Yoder's Amish Macaroni Salad, 2 pound container, Use by 6/7/08
- UPC 7347488729 Yoder's Amish Macaroni Salad, 5 pound container, Use By 6/7/08
Portions of this article are reprinted with permission of the CDC