E. Coli in 15 States Cause of Recalled Frozen Pizzas

Frozen Pizzas are a common commodity in America as it has been known as the easy path toward vanquishing  hunger in the comfort of American homes but just because its frozen, doesn’t always mean it’s safe.

Rich Products Corp. recently called to action, recalling over 10 million pounds of their products that include frozen pizza, mozzarella bites, Philly cheesesteaks and other frozen goods as they may have the E. Coli poison.

Over 27 people from various states were already victims of the E. Coli O121 that were found in the Rich products. People who ate chicken quesadillas and pizza slices were the first poisoned where 8 of them were admitted to the hospital as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventation.

But there were 3 million were still on shelves being sold to consumers, only 7 were reported to be under control. The goods were also noted to have an expiration dated September 29, 2014.

Those who are poisoned suffers symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal cramps, blood in stool, and usually some people have a little fever. Though most people can be cured within 5-10 days, some have low resistance and can develop into Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and turn to kidney failure. This disease usually happens to children or very old people. 

Posted by Diane Araga, on April 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM