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E. coli outbreak sickens 24 in U.S.: CDC

Rich Products Corp. of Buffalo, New York, recalled about 196,222 pounds of its Farm Rich brand frozen chicken quesadillas and several other frozen mini meals and snack items.
Rich Products Corp. of Buffalo, New York, recalled about 196,222 pounds of its Farm Rich brand frozen chicken quesadillas and several other frozen mini meals and snack items.

[REUTERS]

A U.S. outbreak of E. coli has sickened 24 people, with Farm Rich frozen food suspected as a likely source of the infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

The outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli O121, or STEC O121, has been reported in 15 states, the CDC said in a statement.

New York state health officials found the strain in an open package of Farm Rich brand frozen chicken quesadillas from an ill person’s home, the CDC said.

Read more about the latest E. Coli outbreak at Reuters.

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