October 28, 2016

Wegmans Recalls Ravioli for Plastic Pieces

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is recalling one date code of Wegmans Italian Classics Striped Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli because it may contain plastic pieces. This poses a choking hazard. The recalled product was sold fromTuesday, Aug. 2 and Tuesday, Aug. 30, in 9 oz.  containers with the UPC # 0-77890-38934 and a "use or freeze by date" of Sept. 30, 2016. It was produced by O’ Sole Mio in Quebec, Canada, is packaged in a plastic tray, and sold in a refrigerated case in the dairy department. About 1,638 units of the recalled product were sold in 90 Wegmans stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Wegmans reports that the recalled product  has been removed from all stores. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away or … [Read more...]

Wegmans Recalls Mini Muffins For Undeclared Allergen

Wegmans is recalling 4.327 store brand apple cinnamon mini muffins because they contain an undeclared allergen, soy.  People who are allergic to soy should not eat these muffins as they run he risk of  having a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date. The recalled muffins distributed to 82 Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusetts, between September 7, 2013 and September 19, 2013. They were packaged in 14 oz.  plastic clamshell containers with the UPC 77890 18951. All date codes up to and including “Best if used by 9/24/13” are being recalled. Wegmens discovered the problem during a routine ingredient/label review. Consumers who purchased the product can return it … [Read more...]

E. coli from Spinach and Spring Mix Salad sold at Wegmans and Possibly Other Grocery Stores, New York Hit Hardest

What started as an E. coli outbreak in New York linked to Wegmans Spinach and Spring Mix bagged salad has spread to 4 other states, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to a CDC report.  This Wegmans product (recalled on Nov. 2, 2012) was distributed to Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Outside of New York, all five (100%) of the ill persons interviewed told investigators that they ate several different brands of pre-packaged leafy greens that did not come from Wegmans. Because of this, investigations are ongoing to determine if other contaminated foods are also a source of illness in this outbreak. Consumers may be wondering why the E. coli patients in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and … [Read more...]

Two E. coli Outbreaks In New York Unrelated, Officials Say

An E. coli outbreak linked to spinach sold at Wegmans grocery stores in New York that has sickened 19 people in five counties in the western part of the state is not related to a September outbreak in the same area, Jeffrey Hammond, a spokesman for the New York State Department of Health told Food Poisoning Bulletin. The spinach E. coli outbreak that since mid-October has sickened 19 people who range in age from 6 to 60 and live in Erie, Monroe, Niagara, Steuben, and Wayne counties is not related to an E. coli outbreak in Livingston and Onondaga counties that sickened 10 people in September, Hammond said. A food source for the September outbreak was never determined, but testing has ruled out that outbreaks are related. E. coli poisoning can cause severe abdominal cramps and diarrhea … [Read more...]

E. coli Lawyer Investigates Wegmans Spinach and Spring Mix Salad Recall Prompted by Outbreak in New York

E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker and his firm’s Bad Bug Law Team are investigating a recall of Wegmans spinach and spring mix that was prompted by an E. coli poisoning outbreak in western New York state. Reports from the New York State Health Department and the Monroe County (N.Y.) Health Department indicate that 19 people have fallen ill in Monroe, Niagara, Steuben, Wayne and Erie counties. Five people were hospitalized, and all but one have been released. "Victims of this outbreak and their families should not carry the financial burden of this E. coli O157:H7 contamination," said Pritzker, who recently won over $40,000,000 for clients sickened by another unsafe product. "Children are often the ones most seriously sickened in these outbreaks," said Pritzker, who has successfully … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak: Wegmans Spinach Supplier, State Garden, Issues Statement

As an E. coli outbreak investigation of tainted spinach sold at New York Wegmans stores unfolds, State Garden, the company that supplied the spinach to Wegmans, has issued a statement. The Chelsea, Mass.-based company provided information about the recall in a consumer advisory issued November 2. The State Garden advisory provides slightly different information than the recall that Wegmans posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website. According to State Garden, the potentially affected product is only the 11 oz size of Organic Spinach with Spring Mix blend produced for Wegmans on October 12 and 13 and sold in plastic clamshell containers. These containers have "use by' dates of October 23 and 24 and have traceback codes of 60832 and 14765. "Organic Spinach with Spring … [Read more...]

Spinach Recall Aided By Wegmans Shoppers Club Cards

Wegmans recall of spinach and spring mix salad greens for possible E.coli contamination has been aided by the use of shoppers club cards. After an E.coli outbreak linked to spinach sickened 16 people in New York, the supermarket chain based in Rochester, NY placed phone calls to all of its customers who purchased the recalled product using their Shopper’s Club cards to alert them to the possible danger. Wegmans recall of Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix in 5 oz  (UPC 77890 16437) and 11 oz. (UPC 77890 16411) and 11 oz  plastic clamshell containers was issued Nov. 1. A “use by” date of October 23 has been connected to the illnesses, but customers who recently purchased the salad mix with any “use by” date were contacted. Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. … [Read more...]

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