Farm Rich E.Coli Recall: Wal-Mart Products Recalled for Deadly Contamination
The possibility of contamination with Escherichia coli, or E. coli 0121 bacteria has led the Rich Products Corp. to issue a voluntary recall of approximately 98 tons of their Farm Rich line of frozen food products. The products being recalled were produced between Nov. 12 and Nov. 19, and each contains the establishment number “EST. 27232” or “P-27232” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products listed are:
- UPC code 041322376909 Farm Rich mini pizza slices;
- UPC code 041322356437 Farm Rich mini pizza slices;
- UPC code 041322356352 Farm Rich mini quesadillas with cheese, grilled white meat chicken in a crispy crust;
- UPC code 041322356345 Farm Rich Philly cheese steaks with cheese, beef & onions in a crispy crust;
- UPC code 041322374431 Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust;
- UPC code 041322376916 Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust; and
- UPC code 041322804358 Market Day Mozzarella Bites.
Rich Products Corp. says it’s working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to identify the possible contamination source. To date, there have been 24 confirmed cases in 15 states of people suffering from E. coli symptoms after consuming Farm Rich products.
Symptoms of E. coli infection can occur up to 10 days after exposure. Among the symptoms are mild to severe diarrhea and abdominal cramps, as well as nausea and vomiting, sometimes, the victim will have blood in the stool. While healthy adults usually recover fully within a week to 10 days, young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems face a higher risk of serious kidney damage. Symptoms of serious kidney problems can include fever, pale skin, bruising, weakness, or passing small amounts of urine. In some extreme cases, E. Coli infection can lead to long-term dialysis due to hemolytic uremic syndrome or even death.
The Texas Food Poisoning Lawyers at Hill Law Firm have experience handling food poisoning cases against some of the largest companies in the United States. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by E.Coli Food Poisoning or other food contamination, please call the Texas E.Coli Lawyers at Hill Law Firm today.