July 19, 2019

Harford County Public School System Says Recalled Farm Rich Products Served to Students

According to The Baltimore Sun, the Harford County Public School System has notified parents that recalled Farm Rich products were served to students this last week. The products are linked to a nationwide E. coli O121 outbreak. A spokesperson for the schools said, "our Food and Nutrition Office was notified late yesterday evening that pepperoni pizzatas, a food item served in the cafeterias, has been voluntarily recalled by the product manufacturer for potential E. coli contamination."  On April 4, the USDA updated their recall to include foodservice products that were shipped to institutions such as schools. The schools that served the Farm Rich pizzatas on Wednesday were: Aberdeen Middle School, Bakerfield Elementary, Bel Air Elementary, Bel Air High School, Edgewood High School, … [Read more...]

Retail List and Investigation for Farm Rich E. coli O121 Recall Updated

The government issued an expanded recall for Farm Rich products for E. coli O121 contamination yesterday. The retail distribution list was also expanded. Some of the recalled products are linked to an E. coli O121 outbreak that has sickened 24 people in 15 states. Seven have been hospitalized and one person developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, also known as HUS, a complication of Shiga toxin producing bacteria. According to the USDA update, public health officials think that some of these products are still in household freezers. More than 10 million pounds of food are now included in the recall. Please look at the updated list carefully to see if you have any of the products. If you do, do not eat them; discard in a sealed container or return to the place of purchase for a … [Read more...]

Farm Rich Recall for E. coli O121 Expands

The recall of Farm Rich Products for possible E. coli O121 contamination has expanded to include ALL products made at the Waycross, Georgia facility. There are 24 people sickened in 15 states as a result of the outbreak linked to these products; seven have been hospitalized, and at least one has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Rich Products is not aware of any illnesses associated with the products in this new recall, but are recalling them out of an abundance of caution. The recalled foods have best by dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014. This recall is in addition to products recalled on March 28, 2013. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with Julian dates, product codes, and UPC codes at the FDA web site. The recalled foodservice … [Read more...]

How Many Have Been Sickened by Farm Rich Products?

The latest E. coli outbreak in the United States has been linked to recalled Farm Rich products. According to the CDC, there are currently 24 victims in 15 states. Seven people have been hospitalized with E. coli 0121 infections, and at least one has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe complication of the infection that can cause kidney failure. But there are more than likely more than 24 victims of this outbreak. The National Institutes of Health conducted a study that found that for every E. coli infection reported to the government, there are 20 cases that go unreported. That means there are most likely at least 480 people who have been sickened in this particular outbreak. Public health officials use this number, called a multiplier, to estimate how many people are … [Read more...]

Farm Rich Product Recall for E. coli O121 Expands Again

The list of retailers carrying the recalled Farm Rich products for E. coli O121 has expanded again. The foods are linked to a 15-state outbreak of E. coli O121 that has sickened at least 24 people. At least one of the patients has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication that can lead to kidney failure. The list of stores, which includes the name, street address, city, and state, is 21 pages long. You can see the complete list at the USDA web site. Please look at it carefully. If you purchased any Farm Rich products from those stores, return them to the place of purchase for a refund. If you ate any of the recalled products, and have experienced the symptoms of E. coli food poisoning, including watery and/or bloody diarrhea, severe stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, and … [Read more...]

NY Hard Hit By E.coli Outbreak, Makes Key Find In Investigation

Four people in New York are now part of E.coli outbreak linked to Farm Rich frozen foods, a spokesman from the New York State Department of Health told Food Poisoning Bulletin today.  At least 21 people in 14 other states have also been sickened by the outbreak. Most of the outbreak case patients are under 21. Eight people have been hospitalized and at least one has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication of E.coli poisoning that can lead to HUS kidney failure. The outbreak, which was announced by the CDC last week, began in late December. Public health officials from state health departments, the CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been collaborating on the investigation. Using genetic “fingerprints” … [Read more...]

Michigan Stores Sold Recalled Farm Rich Products Linked to E. coli O121 Outbreak

Many stores in Michigan sold the recalled Farm Rich products that are linked to a 15 state E. coli O121 outbreak. Not coincidentally, Michigan and neighboring states Ohio and Indiana have seven of the 24 cases in the lab confirmed outbreak. That bacteria is one of six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli that the USDA categorizes as an adulterant in certain raw beef products. Shiga toxin can cause complications such as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The stores in Michigan that carried the products including the following.  Family Fare on Eaton in Albion; Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale; Capital N.E. in Battle Creek; North Clare Avenue in Harrison; W. State Street in Hastings; S. Washington in Holland; and W. Michigan Avenue in Marshall sold the Farm Rich products.   Village … [Read more...]

Winn Dixie Stores Sold Farm Rich Products Recalled for E. coli O121

Winn Dixie stores in south Florida sold the Farm Rich products that have been recalled for E. coli O121. In addition, Walmart stores nationwide carried the product. The frozen snacks and mini meals are linked to an E. coli 0121 outbreak that has sickened at least 24 people in 15 states. Forty-seven stores in Michigan also carried the recalled products. You can see the complete list of stores, with their street address and city, at the USDA web site. Scroll down to pages 2 and 3 to see the lists. The stores include some Family Fare stores, Village Market Food Center, Harding's Market, VG's Grocery, Heartland Marketplace, Glory Supermarket, Shop-Rite, and Vinickier Foods, among others. If you purchased any of these products, return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Do not eat … [Read more...]

E. coli 0121 Outbreak Linked to Farm Rich Products Sold at Walmart

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced an E. coli 0121 outbreak linked to Farm Rich brand frozen food products. So far, 24 people in 15 states have been sickened in this outbreak. Rich Products Corporation recalled about 196,222 pounds of frozen chicken quesadillas and several other frozen mini meals and snack items because they may be contaminated with the Shiga-toxin producing bacteria. So far, the case count is as follows: Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), Illinois (1), Indiana (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi (1), New York (3), Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (1), South Dakota (1), Texas (3), Utah (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (2). Information indicates that consumption of Farm Rich brand frozen products is one likely source of infection for the … [Read more...]

Walmart Sold Farm Rich Frozen Snacks Recalled for E. coli O121

The USDA has released the distribution list of the recalled Farm Rich frozen snacks that have been recalled for E. coli O121. The snacks are associated with an outbreak that has sickened at least 24 people in 15 states. WalMart sold the snacks nationwide in their stores. The recalled foods are heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items. The Rich Products Corporation has recalled many of the items. You can see the complete list of recalled items at the USDA web site, along with pictures of the product labels. The FDA has also issued a recall for the Frank Rich products they monitor, which do not include meat or poultry. They include Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites in 22 ounce bags and 7 ounce cartons. You can see pictures of those product labels at the FDA web … [Read more...]

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