E. coli Outbreak Linked to Frozen Falafel
Posted December 1, 2022
This outbreak is over. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from getting sick from E. coli.
- Illnesses: 24
- Hospitalizations: 5
- Deaths: 0
- States: 6
- Recall: Yes
- Investigation status: Closed
Earth Grown vegan traditional falafel
Earth Grown vegan garlic and herb falafel
Frozen Earth Grown Vegan Traditional Falafel and Garlic & Herb Falafel
- Sold in ALDI stores.
- Boxes have any of the following lot numbers: 1472, 1481, 1531, 1532, 1541, 1552, 1561, 1581, 1601, 1611, 1612, 1661, 1682, 1732, 1752, 1762, 1782, 1802, or 1812.
- See recall notice for additional information.
Do not eat recalled frozen falafel. Throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.
- Check your freezer for recalled product.
- Wash items and surfaces that may have touched recalled product using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
Always follow these four food safety steps to help prevent getting sick from E. coli:
- Clean: Wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces often. Wash fruits and vegetables before eating, cutting, or peeling.
- Separate: Keep food that won’t be cooked separate from raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
- Cook: Use a food thermometer to make sure you have cooked your food to a temperature high enough to kill germs.
- Chill: Refrigerate perishable food (food that goes bad) within 2 hours, or within 1 hour if food is exposed to temperatures above 90°F, like a hot car or picnic. Thaw food in the refrigerator, not on the counter.
Do not sell or serve recalled frozen falafel.
- Clean and disinfect any items and surfaces that may have touched recalled product.