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Old 04-05-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Rich Products Corp. has recalled 3 million pounds of frozen pizza, mozzarella bites, Philly cheese steaks, chicken quesadillas and other snacks, due to possible E. coli contamination.

Article here.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing this news with us,CheyDee.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:35 AM
 
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What is scary about this, many of us could get E. coli and shrug it off as flu or something until it is too late. Kids and seniors could die.

I have pretty much stopped eating processed foods. This is one reason why.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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According to their website, they voluntarily recalled all the products made in one plant in Georgia, after a single illness was confirmed that was linked to a single product (quesadillas) made in that plant.

They haven't been able to determine yet what exactly caused the illness, but the link, which shows correlation but not causation, was enough to convince them to pull the stock and announce the national recall. They have no additional known cases of any illness of any kind linked to any of their products. Just that one isolated incident with a single customer consuming food from a single package.

Think about that for a moment - if that package was consumed at a party, and only one person got sick...then Farm Rich is taking a pretty ultra-conservative stance on this to protect their label and to prevent anyone else from even -possibly- getting sick.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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According to their website, they voluntarily recalled all the products made in one plant in Georgia, after a single illness was confirmed that was linked to a single product (quesadillas) made in that plant.

They haven't been able to determine yet what exactly caused the illness, but the link, which shows correlation but not causation, was enough to convince them to pull the stock and announce the national recall. They have no additional known cases of any illness of any kind linked to any of their products. Just that one isolated incident with a single customer consuming food from a single package.

Think about that for a moment - if that package was consumed at a party, and only one person got sick...then Farm Rich is taking a pretty ultra-conservative stance on this to protect their label and to prevent anyone else from even -possibly- getting sick.
The Food, Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) was told of a 24 case outbreak of E. coli on March 19th, including 7 hospitalized cases with kidney failure. They have been reported in MI, MS, NY, OH, PA, VA & TX.

I'm glad Rich is protecting their name, as well as the consumers, by recalling all those products.

An itemized list of recalled products is here. (Note: Schwan's mini meatball sandwiches is included in the recall.)
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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What is scary about this, many of us could get E. coli and shrug it off as flu or something until it is too late. Kids and seniors could die.

I have pretty much stopped eating processed foods. This is one reason why.


Do realize that you have had very similar issues with fresh produce - cantaloupes, cilantro, etc.

I guess that the only way to prevent this is to stop eating.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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Do realize that you have had very similar issues with fresh produce - cantaloupes, cilantro, etc.

I guess that the only way to prevent this is to stop eating.
Washing your Fruit & Veg with citric acid/H2o solution will not only kill e-coli, it removed pesticides and prolongs the shelf life.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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Washing your Fruit & Veg with citric acid/H2o solution will not only kill e-coli, it removed pesticides and prolongs the shelf life.
So would irradiation.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:47 PM
 
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The Food, Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) was told of a 24 case outbreak of E. coli on March 19th, including 7 hospitalized cases with kidney failure. They have been reported in MI, MS, NY, OH, PA, VA & TX.

I'm glad Rich is protecting their name, as well as the consumers, by recalling all those products.

An itemized list of recalled products is here. (Note: Schwan's mini meatball sandwiches is included in the recall.)
I don't accept third-party "stories" and prefer to go right to the source. There are two sources here: the FSIS recall site, and Farm Rich foods.

FSIS says there were 24 cases reported. FSIS announced that products consumed by two of those cases, were confirmed to have been tainted with e.coli.

One of those cases was confirmed after Farm Rich had already pulled products off the shelves in their earlier recall. The current recall is an extention of the previous one, which now adds more products and provides more current data that was collected post-recall in March (which was only a week ago, don't forget).

I get that recalls and e.coli are a serious thing, and there are hospitalizations and much illness and risk involved. But I also feel it's important to not create a panic or a boycott or unneccessary anger and conspiracy against the "evil manufacturers."
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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I don't accept third-party "stories" and prefer to go right to the source. There are two sources here: the FSIS recall site, and Farm Rich foods.

FSIS says there were 24 cases reported. FSIS announced that products consumed by two of those cases, were confirmed to have been tainted with e.coli.

One of those cases was confirmed after Farm Rich had already pulled products off the shelves in their earlier recall. The current recall is an extention of the previous one, which now adds more products and provides more current data that was collected post-recall in March (which was only a week ago, don't forget).

I get that recalls and e.coli are a serious thing, and there are hospitalizations and much illness and risk involved. But I also feel it's important to not create a panic or a boycott or unneccessary anger and conspiracy against the "evil manufacturers."
The FSIS site confirms exactly what the "stories" said. It also states that of the 24 reported cases, 2 have been confirmed to be contaminated. It doesn't state that the other 22 cases were erroneous; rather, it states that testing is ongoing. As of their latest update, April 4th, they still list this as a Class I Recall, which means "Health Risk: High".

Please direct me to the posts which suggested a panic, boycott, unnecessary anger, conspiracy against, or "evil manufacturers", because I don't see it here. What I wrote was quite contrary, "I'm glad Rich is protecting their name, as well as the consumers, by recalling all those products."

I posted the information and links here more or less as a public service announcement and venue for intelligent conversation, for which I have been thanked both on this thread and privately. Whether you personally choose to honor the recall or eat any of the foods specified is entirely up to you, as it is to each of us. I have no wish to argue with you.
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