Farm Rich Recalls Frozen Snacks Due To E. Coli Concerns
DETROIT (WWJ) – Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich frozen snack foods because of possible E. coli contamination.
The recall, announced Thursday, includes approximately 196,222 pounds of frozen chicken quesadillas, mini pizzas and various other heat-treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items.
The Farm Rich products were produced Nov. 12 through Nov. 19 and distributed in retail stores nationwide. The company says it’s working with the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (FDA) to identify the possible contamination source.
The following products are subject to the recall. Each product package above contains the establishment number “EST. 27232” or “P-27232” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
- 7.2-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough, UPC code 041322376909 with a best by date of May 15 or May 16, 2014.
- 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough, UPC code 041322356437 with a best by date of May 15 or May 16, 2014.
- 18-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas with cheese, grilled white meat chicken in a crispy crust, UPC code 041322356352 with a best by date of May 14, 2014.
- 21-oz. bags of Farm Rich Philly cheese steaks with cheese, beef & onions in a crispy crust, UPC code 041322356345 with a best by date of May 13, 2014.
In addition, the following products, which fall under FDA jurisdiction, are also being recalled. FSIS says 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 with a best by date of May 19, 2014.
- 7-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 041322376916 with a best by date of May 19, 2014.
- 22-oz. bags of Market Day Mozzarella Bites, UPC code 041322804358 with a best by date of May 12, 2014.
At present, the cluster includes 24 cases of people in 15 different states suffering from symptoms associated with E. coli after consuming Farm Rich products, including eight cases in Michigan.
Health officials say symptoms of E. coli infection could occur up to 10 days after exposure and can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company at 1-888-220-5955 or visit http://www.farmrich.com/.