Recalled Frozen Food May Have Ended Up in Schools

300,000 pounds of frozen food recalled as a result of an E. coli scare may have been distributed to schools, according to the company that manufactured the products. Rich Products Corp. has recalled 10 million pounds of frozen food over the course of 2 weeks after 27 E. coli illnesses in 15 different states were reported. The company estimated that at least 3 million pounds of the contaminated  food may still be in the marketplace. The main items shipped to the school were labeled as pizza dippers and pepperoni pizzatas. If you believe that you or a member of your family has been sickened due to the contamination of E. coli, please contact us immediately. E. coli can cause mild diarrhea or more severe complications, including kidney damage. 81% of people who were diagnosed with the E. coli illness were under the age of 21, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials have directly linked the outbreak strain to two different Farm Rich brand products – frozen mini pizza slices and frozen chicken quesadillas. At least one school district has warned parents that food served in its cafeterias was recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.

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