Frozen Foods Being Recalled Nationwide
The state Department of Health is warning people about a recall of frozen food related to a national outbreak of E. coli.
That outbreak has sickened 27 people from 15 states, including a Pierce County woman in her 20s.
The frozen products in the recall come from Farm Rich, Market Day and Schwan’s brands. State officials say the food was distributed throughout Washington. It includes a variety of frozen snacks.
Rich Products Corporation, a Buffalo, N.Y. firm, expanded its recall of various heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items to more than 10.5 million pounds because they may be contaminated with E. coli. The expanded recall covers all products produced at a Waycross, Ga. plant with “Best by” dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.
E. coli can make people very sick and is sometime life threatening. Washington health officials encourage people to visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website for a full list of the food being recalled.