Check your freezer for the following Farm Rich products: mini quesadillas, Philly cheese steaks, mini pizza slices and mozzarella bites. If they have a production date that falls on or between November 12-19 2012, throw them out. They could potentially be contaminated with E. coli.
Rich Products Corporation recalled approximately 196,222 pounds because the USDA notified them of possible contamination. On Friday, the CDC confirmed that 24 cases of E. coli have been reported across 15 states, with nearly 80 percent of the reported cases impacting people under the age of 22.
Illness related to this outbreak's strain have been reported in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure.
Any affected product should be thrown out, rather than returned to the grocery store. Farm Rich will issue a refund or replacement.
For more information, check the Farm Rich website.