BUFFALO, N.Y., March 29 (UPI) -- At least 24 people in 18 states have been sickened by a bacteria outbreak that appears to be linked to products of a frozen food firm in Buffalo, N.Y.
Rich Products voluntarily recalled nearly 200,000 pounds of frozen chicken quesadillas and other frozen foods after its samples tested positive at the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Laboratory for a rare strain of E. coli bacteria, USA Today reported Friday.
Eight of those who fell ill told investigators they ate the company's products, a U.S. Department of Agriculture statement said.
The products include Farm Rich mini-pizza slices, mini-quesadillas and cheese steaks, and although the foods were produced in November, the Department of Agriculture is concerned some consumers may have them in household freezers, the newspaper said.
Consumers with questions can call Rich Products at 888-220-5955.