From the Harford County Health Department:
Regarding the recent recall of a product that has been distributed to and served in Harford County Public Schools without incident thus far, we are issuing the following statement.
“The Harford County Health Department is maintaining regular contact with the MD Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene as well as with the Harford County Public School system as we are continue to carefully monitor this situation. Of the 24 cases reported nationwide thus far, there are no reported cases in Harford County, nor in Maryland. Therefore, outside of continued surveillance, no additional public health response is warranted at this time.”
From Harford County Public Schools:
Food Recall Alert Message 4-4-13:(The following call was sent to the parents of the school listed in the message below this evening.)
This is Harford County Public Schools Communications Manager Teri Kranefeld with an important message regarding a food product recall intended for parents of children who attend the following schools: Aberdeen Middle, Bakerfield Elementary, Bel Air Elementary, Bel Air High School, Edgewood High School, Forest Hill Elementary, Forest Lakes Elementary, Fountain Green Elementary, Havre de Grace Elementary, Homestead/Wakefield Elementary, Lisby Hillsdale Elementary, Meadowvale Elementary, Prospect Mill Elementary, Ring Factory Elementary, and William S. James Elementary.
We are reaching out to you make you aware that our Food and Nutrition Office was notified late yesterday evening that pepperoni pizzatas, a food item served in the cafeterias of the schools mentioned, has been voluntarily recalled by the product manufacturer for potential e-coli contamination. All products by the manufacturer were immediately removed. According to the Center for Disease Control, there have been no reported cases of illness in Maryland. However, if your child consumed pepperoni pizzatas yesterday, Wednesday, April 3 and is experiencing diarrhea, please notify your health care provider. Symptoms typically develop within 24 – 72 hours following consumption. We will continue to work with the Harford County Health Department and we will send any additional information they deem appropriate home with your child tomorrow. Thank you for your time and attention.