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Two dozen people ill after E. Coli discovered in frozen quesadillas

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Health officials say at least 24 people have become sick from an E. Coli infection linked to "Farm rich" brand frozen chicken quesadillas.

No one has died, but eight people, mostly kids and teens, went to the hospital.

An investigation showed E. Coli in an open package of the quesadillas at an ill person's home.

The CDC says 15 states including Indiana and Illinois been affected.

The following products are subject to FSIS recall:

• 7.2-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough, UPC code 041322376909 with a best by date of May 15 or May 16, 2014.

• 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough, UPC code 041322356437 with a best by date of May 15 or May 16, 2014.

• 18-oz. bags of Farm Rich mini quesadillas with cheese, grilled white meat chicken in a crispy crust, UPC code 041322356352 with a best by date of May 14, 2014.

• 21-oz. bags of Farm Rich Philly cheese steaks with cheese, beef & onions in a crispy crust, UPC code 041322356345 with a best by date of May 13, 2014.

In addition, the following products, which fall under FDA jurisdiction, are also being recalled:

• 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 041322374431 with a best by date of May 19, 2014.

• 7-oz. cartons of Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust, UPC code 041322376916 with a best by date of May 19, 2014.

• 22-oz. bags of Market Day Mozzarella Bites, UPC code 041322804358 with a best by date of May 12, 2014.

The FSIS is issuing this news release to make the public aware that these products are also considered potentially adulterated and should be properly discarded or destroyed.

Each package listed above contains the establishment number "EST. 27232" or "P-27232" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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