E. Coli Outbreak Includes 2 Hoosier Cases
A multi-state outbreak of E. coli infections, including 2 in Indiana, has been linked to Farm Rich Brand Frozen Food Products.
The Indiana State Department of Health issued the following press release:
RICH PRODUCTS RECALL EXPANDED
Products Were Sold in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS—Food items that were distributed in Indiana are being voluntarily recalled by Rich Products Corporation, following a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli0121(E. coli). Two cases have been reported in Indiana.
Most of the recalled items, including mini frozen pizzas, mozzarella bites and mini quesadillas, among others, are under the brand names Farm Rich® and Market Day®. The recall covers all products produced at the company’s Waycross, GA, plant with “Best by” dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.
Hoosiers are encouraged to check their freezers for these items, which have a shelf life of about 18 months. Customers who have purchased these items or have questions should contact Rich Products Corporation consumer relations at (888) 220-5955 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday or visit the company website at www.farmrich.com
Contact your health care provider if you or a family member has symptoms of E. coli 0121.
For a full list of recalled items, visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_
To learn more about this outbreak, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention athttp://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2013/