Rich Products has voluntarily recalled several Farm Rich and Market Day-branded products out of “an abundance of caution” after one New Yorker’s sickness was tied to its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas.
Twenty-four people in 15 states have become ill.
“There is only one confirmed report linking our product to an illness,” said Dwight Gram, a spokesman for Rich Products.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture tested leftover quesadillas in the possession of the sickened individual and found them to be contaminated with E. coli.
“We are working to investigate and identify a source of contamination, including the possibility that it is raw material based,” Gram said.
The affected Mini Quesadillas have a product code of 35635 and a “Best by” date of May 14, 2014. The other recalled items include Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites. Product and UPC codes of the additional recalled items are listed on the Strictly Business blog at BuffaloNews.com.
The quesadillas that tested positive for the bacteria originated at a Rich manufacturing facility in Waycross, Ga.
Symptoms of E. coli infection can occur up to 10 days after exposure and may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting. Consumers with questions about the recall can call (888) 220-5955.