The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says has confirmed a multistate outbreak of E. coli attributed to Farm Rich brand foods. At least 24 people in 15 states have become ill and seven people have been hospitalized so far.
The products were distributed nationwide and were sold by local retailers and major chain stores including Walmart and Winn-Dixie. The company issued a recall of the affected products last week.
The recalled products include Farm Rich brand frozen pizzas, quesadillas, philly cheese steaks and mozzarella bites.
The New York State Department of Health identified E. coli O121 in a package of Farm Rich frozen chicken quesadillas recovered from an ill consumer's home.
The number ill by state is as follows:
Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), Illinois (1), Indiana (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi (1), New York (3), Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (1), South Dakota (1), Texas (3), Utah (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1) and Wisconsin (2).