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Farm Rich, Market Day and Schwan's products recalled after E. coli outbreak
The Washington state Department of Health is warning people that several types of frozen food products from Farm Rich, Market Day, and Schwan’s brands have been recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli. The products were distributed widely throughout Washington.
The recalls are related to a national E. coli outbreak that sickened 27 people from 15 states, including a Pierce County woman in her 20s.
“The foods in this recall were sent to stores throughout our state,” said Dave Gifford, Food Safety program manager with the state. “E. coli can be very serious. We’re asking people to look at the recall list, check their freezers carefully, and throw out any of these products that they find.”
E. coli can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. It can sometimes result in severe, life-threatening illness.
The recalled product list continues to expand and now includes several varieties of frozen snacks and mini-meal products.
The full list of the products currently covered by the recall, is on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website. More information is also on the Food Safety Program website; more info is on the Food Safety Program website.