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Farm Rich recall expands to 10.5 million pounds of food

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WASHINGTON (KSDK) - A recall for frozen meal and snack items has been expanded.

Last month 196,222 pounds of Rich Products Corporation products were recalled due to possible E. coli 0121 contamination. That recall has now expanded to more than 10.5 million pounds of not fully cooked frozen meals and snacks.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) expanded the recall to cover all food produced at the company's Waycross, Ga. plant with "best by" dates between Jan. 1, 2013 to Sept. 29, 2014.

The FSIS recall includes the following retail products:
- 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

As well as the following foodservice products:
- 25 lb. cases containing 2.5 lb. foodservice paks of BBQ Chicken Sandwich Melt, UPC code 00041322653024, Product code 65302
- 25 lb. cases containing 2.5 lb. foodservice paks of Meatball Marinara Sandwich Melt, UPC code 00041322653031, Product 65303
- 25 lb. cases containing 2.5 lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Whole Grain Rich Pepperoni Pizzata, UPC code 10041322652321, Product code 65232
- 27 lb. cases containing 3 lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Turkey Pizzata, UPC code 00041322652348, Product code 65234
- 24.75 lb. foodservice paks of Pepperoni Pizzata, UPC code 00041322652829 , Product code 65282
- 25.7 lb. cases of 2.57 lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Handheld Stuffed Pepperoni Pleezer, UPC code 10041322652925, Product code 65292

The above products will also contain the establishment number "EST. 27232" or "P-27233" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The following retail products are also subjected to the expanded recall but are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration:
- 44 oz. cartons of Farm Rich in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 41322 32521 1
- 22 oz. bags of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132237813 2
- 22 oz. bags of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 72180610008 9
- 22 oz. bags of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132237443 1
- 22 oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132280435 5
- 7 oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132237691 3
- 2 lb. cartoons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 04132237455 4

As well as the following foodservice products:
- 5 lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Better For You Pizza Dipper, UPC code 10041322652338
- 25 lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers, UPC code 10041322652680
- 2.7 lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers, UPC code 10041322652659
- 2.7 lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Better For You Pizza Dipper, UPC code 00041322652782

On March 19 the FSIS was notified of a multistate E. coli O121 investigation. So far there have been 24 cases in 15 states reported. Seven of those victims have been hospitalized, and one of those had a case of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, which is a type of kidney failure.

A Farm Rich frozen chicken mini quesadilla from a New York case was sampled and it tested positive for E. coli O121. Leftover Farm Rich mini pepperoni pizza slices from a Texas case also tested positive for the strain.

A retail distribution list can be found on the FSIS website.

Anyone with questions can call the Farm Rich consumer line at 888-220-5955 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

Food safety questions can be submitted through "Ask Karen," a virtual representative on the FSIS website. She is available 24 hours a day.

KSDK

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