Special to SEGAZINE
Rich Products of Buffalo, N.Y., is expanding its previously announced recall of certain Farm Rich and Market Day products to include all products produced at its Waycross, Ga., plant with “Best By” dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.
The expansion is due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. coli O121”).
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.
Rich Products says it is unaware of any illnesses associated with the products included in the expanded recall.
Specific product information is as follows: