Two Michigan E Coli 0121 Cases Associated with Farm Rich Frozen Food Products Recall
The Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) are advising Michigan consumers about a foodborne outbreak of illness due to Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (E coli) O121 among people who have reported consuming Farm Rich frozen food products. As of Mar. 29, 24 persons have been infected with the outbreak strain of E coli O121 in 15 states, including two people in Michigan.
MDCH and MDARD are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug administration, and other state and local public health partners on this active investigation.
On Mar. 28, Rich Products Corporation, a Buffalo, NY firm, issued a recall of several Farm Rich frozen products including mini pizza slices, mini quesadillas with cheese and chicken, philly cheese steaks with cheese, and mozzarella bites. A complete list of recalled products can be found online at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_025_2013_Release/index.asp. As this is an ongoing investigation, check this website for further updates. Also, please click here to learn more about further recommendations to the public.
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