No new E. coli cases in Wash. state from outbreak

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington state Health Department says there have been no new cases of E. coli linked to ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches made by a California company and sold locally.

Spokesman Tim Church says officials hope there won't be more than the three cases initially reported in Washington. Nearly two-dozen were reported in California.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Glass Onion Catering of Richmond, Calif., recalled more than 90 tons of salads and sandwiches that were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6.

The FSIS says the bacteria can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps two to eight days after being exposed to it. While most people recover within a week, some develop kidney failure.

The Food and Drug Administration has a full list of products being recalled on its website at: www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Recalls/default.htm