June 15, 2024

Farm Rich E. coli Outbreak Ends

The E. coli outbreak linked to frozen Farm Rich products has ended after sickening 35 people in 19 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  However, because the recalled products have a long shelf life, some consumers may still have them in their freezers and should not eat them, the agency cautions. Laboratory testing on Farm Rich products from patients' homes established that Farm Rich brand frozen food products were the source of this outbreak. Rich Products issued an expanded recall in early April  to include all  products under the brand names Farm Rich, Market Day, and Schwan’s that were manufactured at its Waycross, Georgia plant between July 1, 2011 and March 29, 2013. The recalled products have "best by" dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to … [Read more...]

Farm Rich E. coli Outbreak Expands

Twenty seven people in 15 states have now been sickened by the E. coli O121 outbreak linked to Farm Rich frozen foods, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eight people have been hospitalized, two of them with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication of some E.coli infections that can cause kidney failure. Health officials have now matched the rare outbreak strain of E. coli O121 to strains found in product from the homes of two case patients. Three new cases, one each in Michigan, Illinois and New York, have been added since the outbreak was announced last Friday. By state, the case counts are as follows:  Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Michigan (3), Mississippi (1), New York (4), Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (1), South Dakota (1), … [Read more...]

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