LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Wegmans Food Markets is recalling approximately 12,540 packages of 12 oz. Frozen Organic Spinach due to a possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes listeriosis infection.
The product was sold in the frozen food department of each of the company’s 85 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts, between January 27 and March 21, 2015. It is is supplied to Wegmans by Twin City Foods, Inc. based in Stanwood, Washington.
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Packages with the following codes have been determined to be affected:
BEST USED BY JAN 26 2017 50265
BEST USED BY FEB 02 2017 50335
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.
According to their press release, 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 are encouraged to return it to the service desk for a full refund.
Questions can be directed to the Wegmans consumer affairs department at 1-855-934-3663, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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