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Wegmans Food Markets Inc. issued a voluntary recall on three different products due to potential salmonella contamination.
The affected products include microgreens, cat grass, and kale and baby spinach with pea leaves.
The grocery chain and the Food and Drug Administration issued a joint statement on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, telling consumers, “We are voluntarily recalling these products because some of the soil they were grown in, supplied to Wegmans Organic Farm by bio365 of Ithaca, New York, tested positive for Salmonella by the supplier. This is out of an abundance of caution. No illnesses have been associated with this recall.”
Salmonella is a foodborne illness that can cause symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fever, typically lasting up to a week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most people will exhibit symptoms of salmonella within six hours to six days after infection, some people who contract the illness may not show symptoms for several weeks. Additionally, some patients may have symptoms lasting several weeks.
Severe salmonella strains can cause infections in one’s bones, joints, blood, and nervous system, so this is not an illness to take lightly. Here’s exactly what’s included in the Wegmans recall and what to do if you have any of the products listed.
What products are included in the Wegmans recall?
To find out if you purchased a recalled item, match them with the below names, UPC codes and use-by dates:
- Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens, 1.75 oz: UPC 77890-25036, use-by dates Dec. 17, 2022, and Dec. 24, 2022
- Wegmans Organic Baby Kale & Baby Spinach with Sweet Pea Leaves, 5 oz: UPC 77890-52377, use-by date Dec. 20, 2022
- Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Cat Grass, 1 EA.: UPC 77890-50938, sold since Oct. 25, 2022
Where were the recalled Wegmans products sold?
The affected products were sold in Wegmans stores in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
What should I do if I bought recalled Wegmans items?
Wegmans urges you to not use the items and to bring them to the customer service desk of your local Wegmans store to receive a full refund for your purchase price.