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Frozen Food Recall in Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Delaware health officials are urging consumers to take precautions to prevent possible infection from recalled Farm Rich brand frozen foods.

Officials with the Delaware Division of Public Health say retailers in the state known to have received recalled products include BJ's, Kroger and Wal-Mart stores.

On March 28, Rich Products Corp. recalled more than 196,000 pounds of Farm Rich brand frozen chicken quesadillas as well as other frozen mini meals and snack items due to possible E. coli contamination. On April 4, it expanded its recall to include all products produced at its Waycross, Ga., plant between July 1, 2011, and March 29, 2013. That includes Farm Rich, Market Day and Schwan's brand frozen food products with "Best By" dates ranging from Jan. 1, 2013, to Sept. 29, 2014.

Consumers are being urged to check their freezers for Farm Rich, Market Day, and Schwan's brand frozen foods and dispose of any remaining products. Those who think they might have become ill should contact their health care provider.

State health officials say no illnesses linked to the recall have been reported in Delaware. Buffalo, N.Y.-based Rich Products Corp. recalled 10 million pounds of frozen foods after 27 E. coli illnesses in 15 states were linked to their products.

Most infected with E. coli suffer from mild diarrhea, but severe infections can be fatal.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the company's consumer line at 1-888-220-5955 or visit the company website at http://farmrich.com/productsafety. Additional information about the multi-state outbreak can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2013/O121-03-13/index.html. Frequently asked questions on E. Coli also are available at http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/files/ecolifaq.pdf

 

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