Rich Products Corporation, is recalling more than 10 million pounds of frozen food, including pizza and other snack foods, after their products have been linked to a recent E. coli outbreak. In fact, according to the Official with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 people in 15 states, including the State of Michigan, have in fact been infected by E. coli after consuming the recalled food that is believed to be contaminated with the bacteria.
The food that is contaminated is infected by E. coli 0121 bacteria is being produced by Shiga-toxin and is a rare and potentially dangerous type of E. coli. Often times, this bacteria can be difficult to identify because the clinical labs usually test only for the E. coli 0157 strains. When an individual is contaminated with E. coli 0121, a person will become sick two to eight days after consuming the contaminated food.
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
Victims who suffer from food poisoning do have legal rights. If you or someone you know suffers E. coli food poisoning, call our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. top rated legal team now at (800) 606-1717. Our food poisoning attorneys in Michigan have significant experience in these types of cases and is currently accepting cases for those who have suffered injuries due to this recent outbreak. Call now if you are suffering injuries after eating food branded by Rich Products Corporation or Farm Rich.