Another three individuals have been confirmed ill with E. coli O121 after eating Farm Rich products, bringing the total number ill to 35 people in 19 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At least nine patients have been hospitalized, and 82 percent of those ill are 21 years old or younger. Two of those hospitalized developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a kidney disease resulting from severe E. coli infections.
Farm Rich has recalled a number of products, all of which are listed here. The recalled products have best-by dates ranging from January 1, 2013 to September 29, 2014.
Consumers are encouraged to discard any recalled Farm Rich products.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are currently investigating the cause of the Farm Rich E. coli contamination.© Food Safety News