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Rich Products expands recall of food items

Rich Products is expanding a previous recall of its Farm Rich and Market Day brands to cover all products manufactured by its plant in Waycross, Georgia. The recalls are in response to possible e-Coli contamination at the Waycross plant.  Rich spokesman Dwight Gram said the company has been working with federal agencies and decided to expand the recall as a precaution.

"Despite the expertise of all these outside resources and our own experts, it became apparent that the identification of a specific cause would not be a simple or short process," Gram said.  "So, we decided to act with an abundance of caution and proactively expand this recall."

The affected products have "best by" dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.

Customers who have purchased these products and have any questions should contact Consumer Relations at 1-888-220-5955 24 hours, 7-days per week, or visit www.farmrich.com.

Here is a list of food products from a news release sent to WBFO News from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service:

Retail products:

• 21-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini bacon cheeseburgers, UPC code 0 41322 35622 2
• 1-lb. bags of Schwan’s mini meatball sandwiches, UPC code 0 72180 55312 6
• 18-oz. bags of Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, UPC  0 41322 35611
• 18-oz. bags of Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, UPC 0 41322 35635 2
• 20-oz. bags of Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas, UPC  0 41322 35611 6
• 21-oz. bags of Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, UPC 0 41322 35618 5

Foodservice products:
• 25-lb. cases containing 2.5-lb. foodservice paks of BBQ Chicken Sandwich Melt, UPC code 00041322653024
• 25-lb. cases containing 2.5-lb. foodservice paks of Meatball Marinara Sandwich Melt, UPC code 00041322653031
• 25-lb. cases containing 2.5-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Whole Grain Rich Pepperoni Pizzata, UPC code 10041322652321
• 27-lb. cases containing 3-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Turkey Pizzata, UPC code 00041322652348
• 24.75-lb. foodservice paks of Pepperoni Pizzata, UPC code 00041322652829
• 25.7-lb. cases of 2.57-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Handheld Stuffed Pepperoni Pleezer, UPC code 10041322652925

Each product package above contains the establishment number “EST. 27232” or “P-27233” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The following FDA-regulated products are subject to the expanded recall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is alerting the public that these products are also considered potentially adulterated and should be properly discarded or destroyed. 

Retail products:
• 44-oz. cartons of Farm Rich in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 41322 32521 1
• 22-oz. bags of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132237813 2
• 22-oz. bags of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 72180610008 9
• 22-oz. bags of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132237443 1
• 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132280435 5
• 7-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 0 4132237691 3
• 2-lb. cartoons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 04132237455 4

Foodservice products:
• 5-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Better For You Pizza Dipper, UPC code 10041322652338
• 25-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers, UPC code 10041322652680
• 2.7-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Stuffed Crust Pizza Dippers, UPC code 10041322652659
• 2.7-lb. foodservice paks of Farm Rich Better For You Pizza Dipper, UPC code 00041322652782

The following products are subject to the recall issued March 28:
 
• 7.2-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough, UPC code 041322376909
• 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough, UPC code 041322356437
• 18-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas with cheese, grilled white meat chicken in a crispy crust, UPC code 041322356352
• 21-oz. bags of Farm Rich philly cheese steaks with cheese, beef & onions in a crispy crust, UPC code 041322356345

Each product package above contains the establishment number “EST. 27232” or “P-27233” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

In addition, the following products, which fall under FDA jurisdiction, were also recalled March 28. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is alerting the public that these products are also considered potentially adulterated and should be properly discarded or destroyed. 
 
• 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 041322374431
• 7-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 041322376916
• 22-oz. bags of Market Day Mozzarella Bites, UPC code 041322804358