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Recall on Farm Rich Ready Made Foods

By: USDA; CBS News Email
By: USDA; CBS News Email

Press Release: US Department of Agriculture

The USDA says Rich Products is expanding its recall of various not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items to more than 10.5 million pounds because they may be contaminated with E. coli.
The expanded recall covers all products produced at the company's Waycross, Ga. plant with "Best by" dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.

The expanded recall includes
21-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini bacon cheeseburgers, UPC code 0 41322 35622 2
1-lb. bags of Schwan's mini meatball sandwiches, UPC code 0 72180 55312 6
18-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas, UPC code 0 41322 35611 6, case code 1 00 41322 35631 1
18-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas, UPC code 0 41322 35635 2, case code 1 00 41322 35635 9
20-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas, UPC code 0 41322 35611 6, case code 1 00 41322 35611 3
21-oz. bags of Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, UPC code 0 41322 35618 5, case code 1 00 41322 35618 2


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BUFFALO, N.Y. Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas and other Farm Rich products because of a possible E. coli contamination.

The recall, announced Thursday, also includes the Buffalo, N.Y.-based company's Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites. They were produced Nov. 12 through Nov. 19.

The Farm Rich products were distributed in retail stores nationwide. The company says it's working with the Food Safety Inspection Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture to identify the possible contamination source.

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 can call 1-888-220-5955, or visit the company's website for more information.

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