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Rich Products Corporation Expands Voluntary Recall to All Products Produced at Its Waycross, Georgia Facility Due to Possible Contamination with E. Coli O121

Published on Thursday, 04 April 2013 17:27

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Recall -- Firm Press Release FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.   Rich Products Corporation Expands Voluntary Recall to All Products Produced at
Its Waycross, Georgia Facility Due to Possible Contamination with E. Coli O121 Contact
Consumer:
1-888-220-5955Media:
Dwight Gram
716-878-8749
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2013 - Buffalo, New York - Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York, which previously announced a voluntary recall of certain Farm Rich® and Market Day® products is expanding its voluntary recall to include all products produced at its Waycross, Georgia plant with “Best By” dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014 due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. coli O121”). The expanded recall is in addition to products recalled on March 28, 2013. The CDC has reported 24 cases of E. coli 0121 in 15 states. 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. While Rich Products is unaware of any illnesses associated with the products included in the expanded recall, its unwavering safety commitment to its customers caused it to take this action. “When it became apparent to us that, despite the expertise of the USDA, the FDA, the scientific community and our own experts, identification of a specific cause was not going to be a simple or short process, we decided to act proactively to expand the recall,” said Bill Gisel, Rich’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gisel added that Rich’s will continue to cooperate fully with federal, state and local agencies investigating this situation. Specific product information is as follows: Foodservice Products The production date range for these products is: Julian Dates 15821182 to 15823088. Product Code Product Description Julian Dates UPC Code 65232 Farm Rich Whole Grain Rich Pepperoni Pizzata 10/2.5lb 15821182 - 15823088 10041322652321 65233 Farm Rich 1 oz. Better For You Pizza Dipper 5/5lb. 15821182 - 15823088 10041322652338 65234 Farm Rich Turkey Pizzata 9/3lb. 15821182 - 15823088 00041322652348 65265 Farm Rich 2 oz. Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers 2 oz.10/2.7lb. 15821182 - 15823088 10041322652659 65268 Farm Rich 1 oz. Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers 1/25lb. 15821182 - 15823088 10041322652680 65278 Farm Rich 2 oz. Better For You Pizza Dipper 2oz. 10/2.7lb. 15821182 - 15823088 00041322652782 65282 Pepperoni Pizzata 1/24.75lb. 15821182 - 15823088 00041322652829 65292 Farm Rich Handheld Stuffed Pepperoni Pleezer 10/2.57lb. 15821182 - 15823088 10041322652925 65302 BBQ Chicken Sandwich Melt 10/2.5lb. 15821182 - 15823088 00041322653024 65303 Meatball Marinara Sandwich Melt 10/2.5lb 15821182 - 15823088 00041322653031   Consumer Brands Products Product Code Product Description Julian Dates UPC Code Case Code Best By Date 32521 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 44 oz. cartons 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 32521 1 1 00 41322 32521 8 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 32522 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 44oz. cartons 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 32521 1 1 00 41322 32522 5 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 36450 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 22 oz bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 37813 2 1 00 41322 36450 7 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 36633 Farm Rich Pizza Slices 22 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 35603 1 1 00 41322 36633 4 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 36450 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 37433 1 1 00 41322 36450 7 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 37455 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 2 lb. cartons 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 37455 4 1 00 41322 37455 1 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 35611 Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas 20 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 35611 6 1 00 41322 35611 3 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 35618 Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks 21 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 35618 5 1 00 41322 35618 2 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 35622 Farm Rich Mini Bacon Cheeseburgers 21 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 35622 2 1 00 41322 35622 9 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 35631 Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas 18 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 35611 6 1 00 41322 35631 1 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 35633 Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices 22 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 35603 1 1 00 41322 35633 5 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 37433 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 37813 2 1 00 41322 37433 9 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 55312 Schwan's Mini Meatball Sandwiches 1 lb. bags 3G1182XXXX - 3G3088XXXX 0 72180 55312 6 1 00 72180 55312 3 N/A 61008 Schwan's Baked Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. bags 3G1182XXXX - 3G3088XXXX 0 72180 61008 9 1 00 72180 61008 6 N/A 35635 Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas 18 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 35635 2 1 00 41322 35635 9 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 35643 Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices 22 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 35643 7 1 00 41322 35643 4 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 37690 Farm  Rich Mini Pizza Slices 7.2 oz. cartons 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 37690 9 1 00 41322 37690 6 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 35634 Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks 21 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 35634 5 1 00 41322 35634 2 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 37443 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. bags 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 37443 1 1 00 41322 37443 8 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 37691 Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites 7 oz. cartons 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 37691 6 1 00 41322 37691 3 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 80435 Market Day Mozzarella Bites 22 oz. cartons 15821182 - 15823088 0 41322 80435 8 1 00 41322 80435 5 Jan. 1, 2013 – Sept. 29, 2014 The products were distributed nationwide to Retail Stores and select Foodservice Distribution Customers. Rich’s has already notified all of its distributors and customers who have received the product in question, and has directed them to remove and destroy the affected product. All other affected product under Rich’s control has been quarantined and will be destroyed. Rich’s has previously filed with the Reportable Food Registry, ICSR #1029392. A new Reportable Food Registry filing has been made, ICSR # 1029453 and is linked to the original report. Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact Consumer Relations at 1-888-220-5955 24 hours, 7-days per week, or visit our website at farmrich.com. *Note to editors: The products in this recall only pertain to the Waycross, Ga. Facility. This recall does NOT include the following Farm Rich products: Mozzarella Sticks, Jalapeño Peppers, Marinara Stuffed Mozzarella Sticks, Mushrooms, Stuffed Pretzel Bites, Queso Cheese Bites, Pepper Bites, Onion Rings and all varieties of Meatballs and French Toast Sticks (These products are manufactured in different facilities that are not affected by the recall).
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