Oh no! The Rich Products Corporation have announced that more than 10 million pounds of their frozen foods and snacks might be rich in potentially life-threatening E. coli. It’s both yucky and sad because we love being able to throw frozen dinners in the oven and claim we cooked.
Originally, the corporation had announced a voluntary recall of certain Farm Rich and Market Day products, however now it is expanding the recall to all products made at its Waycross, Georgia plant with “Best By” dates from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.
So far 24 cases have been reported by the CDC in 15 states and the symptoms that it’s been causing are pretty scary. Here are the details according to the The Rich Products Corporation’s website:
Symptoms of the illness include mild to severe diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Blood is often seen in the stool. Usually little or no fever is present. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within 5-10 days, certain individuals can develop a complication called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) which can cause the kidneys to fail. HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition could lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
Find a full list of the products, which include frozen pizza, mozzarella bites, quesadillas, and more here.
Source: The Rich Products Corporation