CDC: 24 E. coli illnesses linked to frozen foods

March 29, 2013 by Mike Stobbe

(AP)—Health officials say at least 24 people have become sick from an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to frozen snack foods marketed to children.

No one has died, but eight people, mostly kids or teens, were hospitalized.

An investigation detected E. coli in an open package of Farm Rich brand frozen chicken quesadillas at an ill person's home.

On Friday, the reported illnesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The Buffalo, N.Y.-based Rich Products Corp. has recalled quesadillas, mozzarella bites and other frozen products made in November.

Explore further: Farm Rich products recalled over E. coli fears

More information: CDC report: www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2013/O121-03-13/index.html
Company: www.farmrich.com/

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