The products were produced between September 23 and November 6. The USDA reports that 26 people have been sickened with this particular strain of E. coli between September 29 and October 26; 15 of those patients ate one of the products listed in the recall.
Although mass E. coli outbreaks occur so often nowadays that you should probably know the symptoms by heart, here's a reminder: Escherichia coli is a common but potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps for two to eight days after exposure. Yep — not pretty. Most cases clear up on their own, but some people — especially children and seniors — can develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can spotted by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Anyone with these symptoms should seek medical care immediately. (Food Safety News)