Farm Rich frozen food products recalled for risk of E. coli

Posted Mar 29, 2013 by Leigh Goessl
Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of several of its cheese-based products. The reason for the food recall is listed as a potential E. coli contamination.
screen shot of Farm Rich frozen food products
screen shot of Farm Rich frozen food products
Farm Rich
On March 28, 2013, Rich Products Corp., a maker of prepared food products, initiated a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices and Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites. This recall was announced after the company was informed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of potential contamination.
The products were produced between Nov. 12 through Nov. 19 and distributed in retail stores across the U.S.
Full details of these frozen food items can be found on the company's recall page which outlines product names, package sizes, product codes, production dates, Julian dates, unit codes, case codes and "best by" dates.
The company recommends on its website to not eat any product associated with this recall, but to discard it. Rich Products Corp. said it would give a replacement product coupon or a refund to any consumers that have purchased this product. Consumers are asked not to return the frozen food to the stores where purchased, but instead go straight to Rich Products.
To date, there has been at least one illness associated with this recall. Other cases are currently being investigated, reported the USDA. The USDA has the recall listed as a Class I recall, health risk category "high".
Concerned consumers can call 1-888-220-5955 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday - Friday. Alternatively, the company says consumers can contact them through their contact form.