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RECALL: Frozen snack foods linked to E.coli

Rich Products Corporation, a Buffalo, NY firm is recalling almost 200,000 pounds frozen chicken quesadilla and various other heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items because they may be contaminated with E. coli.

The following products are being recalled:

    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.

Each product package above contains the establishment number "EST. 27232" or "P-27233" inside the USDA mark of inspection.



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island health officials say some of the frozen snack foods linked to an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened at least 24 people around the country may have been shipped to stores in the state as well as neighboring Massachusetts and Connecticut.
 
No one has died, but eight people, mostly kids or teens, were hospitalized after consuming frozen chicken quesadillas made by Buffalo, N.Y.-based Rich Products Corp.

An investigation detected E. coli in an open package of Farm Rich brand frozen chicken quesadillas at an ill person's home. 
 
The company has recalled quesadillas, mozzarella bites and other frozen products made in November.
 
State health officials say the recalled products were distributed by Wal-Mart nationwide and may have been shipped to stores in southern New England.
 
Officials say some of the foods may be in household freezers.

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http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_025_2013_Release/index.asp
 
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