BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Customers of Schwan's and Market Day foods now need to be aware of a widespread recall that is sickening people throughout the country.
Rich Products is recalling more frozen foods because they might be contaminated with E. Coli bacteria. Specific products being recalled may have been delivered to your door or, sold in your child's school fundraisers.
The following items have been added to the recall list:
Schwan's Live Smart Mini Meatball Sandwiches, Item #630
Schwan's Live Smart Baked Mozzarella Bites, Item #632
Market Day Mozzarella Bites, Item #4010
Items recalled from Rich Products Corporation can be found here
All of the recalled foods, no matter what brand name they were sold under have "Best By" dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.
Market Day, a company that sells food products for school fundraisers posted the recall information on its website.
Schwan's, which provides home delivery service all over Western New York, has temporarily stopped selling the potentially-contaminated products. The company says it will refund the purchase price.
Schwan's sent alerts to customers who bought the products via email and phone: "As a food safety precaution, we are asking you to return these items to your Schwan's sales representative. These products are part of a broader, voluntary recall announced by the manufacturer of these items, Rich Products Corporation."
So far, there have been no reports of anyone getting sick after eating the Schwan's or Market Day frozen foods. Customers who bought the recalled products and have questions may call Schwan's customer service at 1-866-972-4926 or Market Day's customer service at 1-877-632-7753.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, 27 people across the United States have been sickened from the outbreak.
The vast majority of them have been young people, age 21 or under. Thirty-five percent have had to be hospitalized and two people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure.
Rich Products is focusing on one of its plants in Waycross, Georgia, as a possible source of the outbreak.
The most common symptoms of E. Coli infection are diarrhea and abdominal cramps. If you think you've become infected, the CDC says the first thing you should do is call your doctor.
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