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E. Coli Fears Prompt USDA Recall

Posted: Updated: April 5, 2013 04:51 PM
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Rich Products is now recalling ALL of its frozen snack food produced at its Waycross, Georgia plant.

Last week, the company recalled certain Farm rich and Market Day products because of possible e-coli contamination.

Now --- the company has expanded that recall to include mini bacon cheeseburgers, meatball sandwiches, and Philly cheese steaks

More than 10 million pounds of food could be contaminated  because the frozen foods may not be fully cooked.

The CDC says 27 people in 15 states have become e-coli and say the Farm Rich products could be a likely source.

The outbreak comes from the frozen mini pizza slices and frozen chicken quesadillas and have best by dates from Jan 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014

The CDC said officials have identified the outbreak strain in two Farm Rich products - frozen Mini Pizza Slices and frozen chicken quesadillas - collected from the Texas and New York homes of two people who became ill.

The recalled products have "best by" dates from Jan. 1, 2013, to Sept. 29, 2014.

If you have a question regarding the recall, you can call 1-(888) 220-5955 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the company web site at www.farmrich.com

 


 

A Buffalo, N. Y. company is recalling more than 10.5 million pounds of frozen mini-meals and snack items over fears that they may be contaminated with E. Coli. 

The expanded recall covers all products produced Rich Products Corporation's Waycross, GA. plant with "Best by" dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.

The following FSIS-regulated products are subject to the expanded recall:

Retail products--

  • 21-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini bacon cheeseburgers, UPC code 0 41322 35622 2
  • 1-lb. bags of Schwan's mini meatball sandwiches, UPC code 0 72180 55312 6
  • 18-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas, UPC code 0 41322 35611 6, case code 1 00 41322 35631 1
  • 18-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas, UPC code 0 41322 35635 2, case code 1 00 41322 35635 9
  • 20-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas, UPC code 0 41322 35611 6, case code 1 00 41322 35611 3
  • 21-oz. bags of Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, UPC code 0 41322 35618 5, case code 1 00 41322 35618 2

Foodservice products--

  • 25-lb. cases containing 2.5-lb. foodservice paks of BBQ Chicken Sandwich Melt, UPC code 00041322653024, Product code 65302
  • 25-lb. cases containing 2.5-lb. foodservice paks of Meatball Marinara Sandwich Melt, UPC code 00041322653031, Product 65303
  • 25-lb. cases containing 2.5-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Whole Grain Rich Pepperoni Pizzata, UPC code 10041322652321, Product code 65232
  • 27-lb. cases containing 3-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Turkey Pizzata, UPC code 00041322652348, Product code 65234
  • 24.75-lb. foodservice paks of Pepperoni Pizzata, UPC code 00041322652829 , Product code 65282
  • 25.7-lb. cases of 2.57-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Handheld Stuffed Pepperoni Pleezer, UPC code 10041322652925, Product code 65292

Each product package above contains the establishment number "EST. 27232" or "P-27233" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The following FDA-regulated products are subject to the expanded recall. FSIS is issuing this news release to make the public aware that these products are also considered potentially adulterated and should be properly discarded or destroyed.

Retail products--

  • 44-oz. cartons of Farm Rich in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 41322 32521 1
  • 22-oz. bags of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132237813 2
  • 22-oz. bags of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 72180610008 9
  • 22-oz. bags of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132237443 1
  • 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132280435 5
  • 7-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132237691 3
  • 2-lb. cartoons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 04132237455 4

Foodservice products--

  • 5-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Better For You Pizza Dipper, UPC code 10041322652338
  • 25-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers, UPC code 10041322652680
  • 2.7-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers, UPC code 10041322652659
  • 2.7-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Better For You Pizza Dipper, UPC code 00041322652782

The following products are subject to the FSIS recall issued March 28:

  • 7.2-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough, UPC code 041322376909
  • 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough, UPC code 041322356437
  • 18-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas with cheese, grilled white meat chicken in a crispy crust, UPC code 041322356352
  • 21-oz. bags of Farm Rich philly cheese steaks with cheese, beef & onions in a crispy crust, UPC code 041322356345

 

Each product package above contains the establishment number "EST. 27232" or "P-27233" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

 

In addition, the following products, which fall under FDA jurisdiction, were also recalled March 28. FSIS is issuing this news release to make the public aware that these products are also considered potentially adulterated and should be properly discarded or destroyed.  

 

  • 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 041322374431
  • 7-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 041322376916
  • 22-oz. bags of Market Day Mozzarella Bites, UPC code 041322804358

 

The products subject to recall were produced between July 1, 2011 and March 29, 2013 then distributed for retail or restaurant sale nationwide. FSIS and the establishment are concerned that some product may be present in household freezers.

 

 

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