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article imageMillions of Rich Products recalled in rare E-coli break-out

By Lesley Lanir     Apr 5, 2013 in Health
Buffalo - More than 10 million pounds of snack foods and other products linked to a rare and potentially dangerous outbreak of E. coli poisoning are being held back and recalled by Rich Products Corp. of Buffalo, New York.
After a series of outbreaks of food poisoning reported by the CDC as 24 cases of E. coli 0121, Rich Products has expanded its voluntary product recall and is pulling all products manufactured at its Waycross, Georgia plant.
Symptoms are listed as including: mild to severe diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Blood is often seen in the stool. Usually little or no fever is present.
According to NBC news, types of food being recalled are frozen pizza, mozzarella bites, Philly cheese steaks; a full list is found here in the press release from Rich Products.
Rich Products is unaware of any dangers of the food items listed in the expanded recall, however, in the company press release Bill Gisel, Rich’s President and Chief Executive Officer said: “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.”
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