Farm Rich expands recall of frozen snacks - WRBL

Farm Rich expands recall of frozen snacks

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COLUMBUS, GA -

Normally you can find Farm Rich products on your local grocer's freezer aisle, but now an E. Coli scare has the company recalling 10 million pounds of food.

Mozzarella Bites, Mini Pizza Slices and Mini Quesadillas are just a few of the snacks sold locally that Farm Rich has listed as possibly infected with a rare strand of E. Coli.

A Farm Rich representative says the company has broad distribution in both Georgia and Alabama, and local Publix, Walmart and Winn Dixie chains sell their products.

Twenty four cases of the O121 E. Coli strain have been reported in the US and two of those are directly linked to food that comes from Farm Rich's Waycross, Ga. plant.

Registered nurse Elijah Jackson says, "There are many strands of E. Coli. Actually E. Coli lives normally in healthy individuals and animals, but there are a few strands that can be transmitted and cause severe illness."

When Farm Rich learned of the connection, they began the recall of all products manufactured in Waycross with expiration dates from Jan. 1, 2013 to Sep. 29, 2014.

"If a person is infected with E. Coli," says Jackson, "a lot of people would think it's just food poisoning, so your best bet would be to go to your local emergency department and get checked out." Some of the symptoms include severe diarrhea and vomiting.

One of the reported E. Coli cases came from Alabama, but it does not have a confirmed link to Farm Rich products.

The FDA and USDA are continuing to investigate the outbreak and whether or not it started at the Waycross plant.


The full list of recalled products include:

Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas

18 oz. bags

UPC: 0 41322 35635 2

Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas

18 oz. - 20 oz.bags

UPC: 0 41322 35611 6

Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices

22 oz. bags

UPC: 0 41322 35643 7

Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices

7.2 oz. cartons

UPC: 0 41322 37690 9

Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices

22 oz. bags

UPC: 0 41322 35603 1

Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks

21 oz. bags

UPC: 0 41322 35634 5

Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks

21 oz. bags

UPC: 0 41322 35618 5

Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites

7 oz. cartons

UPC: 0 41322 37691 6

Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites

22 oz. bags

UPC: 0 41322 37443 1

Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites

22 oz. bags

UPC: 0 41322 37433 1

Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites

22 oz. bags

UPC: 0 41322 37813 2

Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites

44 oz. cartons

UPC: 0 41322 32521 1

Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites

2 lb. cartons

UPC: 0 41322 37455 4

Farm Rich Mini Bacon Cheeseburgers

21 oz. bags

UPC: 0 41322 35622 2

Jessi Mitchell

Jessi joined the WRBL news team in October 2012 after working as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks in Los Angeles.
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