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Recalls offer glimpse into secret world of Trader Joe's suppliers

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Richmond-based Glass Onion Catering are recalling approximately 181,620 pounds of salads and sandwich wraps containing cooked chicken and ham, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. Trader Joe's

Several salads and sandwiches sold at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have been recalled over fears of E. Coli contamination.

More than 180,000 tons of pre-packaged salads and wraps from a Northern California catering company could be affected by the deadly bacterium. It's the third instance of a food recall at Trader Joe's over the last couple years; there was salmonella-tainted peanut butter in 2012.

RELATED: Calif. catering company recalls prepackaged Trader Joe's salads

More recently, the company recalled 240 cartons of its butter chicken with basmati rice over fears of listeria contamination.

While these recalls have been alarming to customers, they do provide a rare glimpse into the often secretive world of Trader Joe's suppliers. Here to tell us more is reporter Amy Westervelt, reporter for Sustainable Industries and Fast Times.  

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