2022 E. coli Outbreak Linked to Frozen Falafel

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Posted December 1, 2022

This outbreak is over. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from getting sick from E. coli.

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 24  
  • Hospitalizations: 5 
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 6 
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Closed
Earth Grown vegan traditional falafel

Earth Grown vegan traditional falafel

Earth Grown vegan garlic and herb falafel

Earth Grown vegan garlic and herb falafel

Recalled Food

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.
What You Should Do

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.
What Businesses Should Do

Do not sell or serve recalled frozen falafel.