Frozen pizzas and other frozen dinner foods are often a lifesaver when you're in a pinch to prepare a meal, but you may need to think twice before popping one in the oven. New York-based snack food company, Rich Products Corp., had to recall more than 10 million pounds of frozen pizza, mozzarella bites, Philly cheesesteaks, and other products linked to a rare and potentially dangerous outbreak of E. coli poisoning.
The strain found in the foods, E. coli O121, has already has sickened 27 people in 15 states who ate certain Farm Rich and Market Day frozen chicken quesadillas, pizza slices, and other snack foods. And at least eight people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which updated cases on Friday.
In the meantime, three million pounds of the products were still out there for sale on shelves. Yeah, I'd say that's a bit worrisome ...