Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Announces Recall of Various Products Containing Sunflower Seeds/Kernels Because of Possible Health Risk

Rochester, NY, June 04, 2016 -

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 32,000 lbs. of various bulk products and 7,700 units of prepackaged products that contain sunflower seeds/kernels and are sold in the Bulk Foods department at Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts since June 4, 2015 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

These products were supplied to Wegmans by First Source (Tonawanda, NY).   No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported to Wegmans or its supplier.

All code dates for the following bulk products are being recalled:

Fitness Mix, scale label UPC begins with 279301
Yogurt Fruit & Nut Mix, scale label UPC begins with 279375
Cranberry Sunshine, scale label UPC begins with 279022
Roasted Sunflower Seeds with Salt, scale label UPC begins with 279973 (available in bulk and on Trail Mix Bar)
Roasted Sunflower Seeds, no Salt, scale label UPC begins with 279629 (available in bulk and on Trail Mix Bar)
Oriental Delight Mix, scale label UPC begins with 279456

All code dates for the following packaged products are being recalled:

Wegmans Cranberry Sunshine, 20 oz. Tub, UPC 07789035635
Wegmans Fitness Mix, 20 oz. Tub, UPC 07789035632

L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness.  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.   Consumers who have experienced these symptoms should contact their physician.  The incubation period for listeriosis can range from 3 to 70 days, but symptoms usually appear within a month.

Wegmans has placed automated phone calls to alert customers who purchased these products using their Shoppers Club card.

Customers should return these products to the service desk for a full refund. Those with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1(800) WEGMANS (934-6267) Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 89-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.

Press Contact:
Jo Natale
Vice President of Media Relations
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