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Food Poisoning Lawyer Discusses Rich Products Corporation E. Coli Outbreak

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Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. food poisoning lawyers are reporting on a recent Rich Products Corporation E. coli 0121 outbreak. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the E. coli outbreak is nationwide, spreading through 15 states, including Michigan, infecting 24 victims with serious food poisoning.

Rich Products Corporation is recalling 10 million pounds of contaminated frozen foods with the “best by” dates from Jan. 1 2013 through Sept. 29, 2014 that include:

  • Frozen mini pizzas
  • Frozen mini quesadillas with cheese and chicken
  • Frozen philly cheese steaks with cheese
  • Frozen mozzarella bites
  • Deli products
  • Pork jerky
  • Breaded chicken
  • Chicken polish sausage and chicken breakfast link products

This nationwide recall expands a March 28 recall of 196,22 pounds of Farm Rich brand frozen foods that were also contaminated with the same type of recall. For a complete list of products visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp#alerts

The bacteria involved in this particular outbreak is known as Shiga-toxin producing E. coli. They create toxins that can lead to severe symptoms including bloody diarrhea and stomach cramps. This strain is also dangerous as it could lead to a condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome or HUS that could result in kidney failure and death.

If you or someone you know has recently consumed Rich Products Corporation or Farm Rich products, you should be aware of the most common symptoms of E. Coli 0121 food poisoning including: bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, and vomiting.

Victims who suffer E. coli 0121 food poisoning after consuming food put on the market do have legal rights. If you or someone you know suffers from E. coli food poisoning after eating one of the recalled products produced by either of these companies, call our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. top-rated law firm now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan food poisoning attorneys. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we win or settle your case.

 

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