E. Coli Outbreak Taint 10 Million Pounds Of Frozen Food; What Products Are Recalled?

By Staff Reporter on April 5, 2013 10:29 AM EDT

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Rich Products Corporation recalls its frozen pizzas in response to E. coli contamination. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Rich Products Corporation announced a frozen pizza recall on Thursday, April 4. According to the company, approximately 10 million pounds of frozen pizza are believed to have been contaminated with E. coli 0121.

A serious health breach, the frozen pizzas were all produced at Rich Products Corporation's Waycross, Georgia, facility. Initially, the recall only targeted select products from Farm Rich and Market Day. However, the Rich Products Corporation would eventually expand the recall to all food items produced at the Georgia facility that indicate "Best By" dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.

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According to the US Centers for Disease Control, a total of 24 cases of E. coli have been reported in 15 states.

"While Rich Products is unaware of any illnesses associated with the products included in the expanded recall, its unwavering safety commitment to its customers caused it to take this action," announced Rich Products Corporation on its official website.

"When it became apparent to us that, despite the expertise of the USDA, the FDA, the scientific community and our own experts, identification of a specific cause was not going to be a simple or short process, we decided to act proactively to expand the recall," stated Rich Products Corporation president and CEO Bill Gisel.

Medical experts caution consumers to report any symptoms of abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and blood in the stool. E. coli may also cause some victims to develop a fever.

Whole most healthy adults are expected to make full recovers from E. coli within five to 10 days, children and the elderly are prone to more severe health complications. E. coli may cause kidney to fail.

To learn more about the frozen pizza recall, be sure to visit the official Rich Products Corporation website.

According to the manufacturer, here are the following frozen items recalled:

Product Code Product Description Julian Dates UPC Code
65232 Farm Rich Whole Grain Rich Pepperoni Pizzata 10/2.5lb 15821182-15823088 10041322652321
65233 Farm Rich 1 oz. Better For You Pizza Dipper 5/5lb. 15821182-15823088 10041322652338
65234 Farm Rich Turkey Pizzata 9/3lb. 15821182-15823088 00041322652348
65265 Farm Rich 2 oz. Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers 2 oz.10/2.7lb. 15821182-15823088 10041322652659
65268 Farm Rich 1 oz. Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers 1/25lb. 15821182-15823088 10041322652680
65278 Farm Rich 2 oz. Better For You Pizza Dipper 2oz. 10/2.7lb. 15821182-15823088 00041322652782
65282 Pepperoni Pizzata 1/24.75lb. 15821182-15823088 00041322652829
65292 Farm Rich Handheld Stuffed Pepperoni Pleezer 10/2.57lb. 15821182-15823088 10041322652925
65302 BBQ Chicken Sandwich Melt 10/2.5lb. 15821182-15823088 00041322653024
65303 Meatball Marinara Sandwich Melt 10/2.5lb 15821182-15823088 00041322653031

 

Consumer Brands Products

Product Code Product Description Julian Dates UPC Code Case Code Best By Date
32521 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites44 oz. cartons 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 32521 1  1 00 41322 32521 8  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
32522 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites44oz. cartons 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 32521 1  1 00 41322 32522 5  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
 36450  Farm Rich  Mozzarella Bites 22 oz bags  15821182- 15823088  0 41322 37813 2  1 00 41322 36450 7  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
36633 Farm Rich Pizza Slices22 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 35603 1  1 00 41322 36633 4  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
36450 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites22 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 37433 1  1 00 41322 36450 7  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
37455 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites2 lb. cartons 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 37455 4  1 00 41322 37455 1  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
35611 Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas20 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 35611 6  1 00 41322 35611 3  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
35618 Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks21 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 35618 5  1 00 41322 35618 2  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
35622 Farm Rich Mini Bacon Cheeseburgers21 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 35622 2  1 00 41322 35622 9  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
35631 Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas18 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 35611 6  1 00 41322 35631 1  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
35633 Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices22 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 35603 1  1 00 41322 35633 5  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
37433 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites22 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 37813 2  1 00 41322 37433 9 Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
55312 Schwan's Mini Meatball Sandwiches1 lb. bags 3G1182XXXX - 3G3088XXXX  0 72180 55312 6  1 00 72180 55312 3  N/A
61008 Schwan's Baked Mozzarella Bites22 oz. bags 3G1182XXXX - 3G3088XXXX 0 72180 61008 9  1 00 72180 61008 6  N/A
35635 Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas18 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 35635 2  1 00 41322 35635 9  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
35643 Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices22 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 35643 7  1 00 41322 35643 4  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
37690 Farm  Rich Mini Pizza Slices7.2 oz. cartons 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 37690 9  1 00 41322 37690 6  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
35634 Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks21 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 35634 5  1 00 41322 35634 2  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
37443 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites22 oz. bags 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 37443 1  1 00 41322 37443 8  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
37691 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites7 oz. cartons 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 37691 6  1 00 41322 37691 3  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014
80435 Market Day Mozzarella Bites22 oz. cartons 15821182- 15823088 0 41322 80435 8  1 00 41322 80435 5  Jan. 1, 2013 -Sept. 29, 2014

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