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Wegmans Announces Recall of (Frozen) Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Spinach, 12 oz. which May be Contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Rochester, NY, March 23, 2015 -

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 12,540 packages of Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach, 12 oz. (UPC 77890-32932) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was sold in the frozen food department of the company’s 85 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between January 27 and March 21, 2015.  Only packages with the following codes are affected:

BEST USED BY JAN 26 2017 50265

BEST USED BY FEB 02 2017 50335

This product is supplied to Wegmans by Twin City Foods, Inc. based in Stanwood, Washington.

L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness (called listerial gastroenteritis) or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness (called invasive listeriosis). Persons who have the greatest risk of experiencing listeriosis after consuming foods contaminated with L. monocytogenes are fetuses and neonates who are infected after the mother is exposed to L. monocytogenes during pregnancy, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.   Customers who have experienced these symptoms and are concerned should contact their physician.

No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported to date.

Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the product using their Shoppers Club card.  Customers who purchased the recalled products from Wegmans should return it to the service desk for a full refund. 

Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1-855-934-3663

Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 85-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 18 consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 ‘most-visible companies’ nationwide in the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.

Press Contact:
Wegmans
Jo Natale
Vice President of Media Relations
585-429-3627
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