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E. coli outbreak and food recall includes Michigan

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Two people from Michigan are among those sickened in a nationwide E. coli outbreak.

The E. coli outbreak has sickened 24 people in 15 states, including the two in Michigan.

The contamination has been traced to Farm Rich frozen food products including mini pizza slices, mini quesadillas with cheese and chicken, philly cheese steaks

with cheese, and mozzarella bites. The recalled products were sold at Kroger, Spartan Stores and other chain supermarkets.

People who fall ill with E. coli have symptoms including diarrhea and abdominal cramps with little or no fever.

The illness usually lasts one week. In some people illness can be severe, especially young children and the elderly.

State health department officials are urging Michigan residents to check their freezers for the recalled products.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.