Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass because of potential Salmonella contamination.
The recall was initiated because some of the soil the products were grown in, supplied to Wegmans Organic Farm by bio365 of Ithaca, New York, tested positive for Salmonella by the supplier.
The affected products were sold at various Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
|Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens||1.75 oz||UPC 77890-25036||Use by dates: 12/17/22and 12/24/22|
|Wegmans Organic Baby Kale & Baby Spinach with Sweet Pea Leaves||5 oz||UPC 77890-52377||Use by date: 12/20/22|
|Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Cat Grass||1 EA||UPC 77890-50938||Sold since: 10/25/22|
As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been associated with this recall.
Wegmans is placing automated phone calls to alert customers who purchased these products using Shoppers Club cards.
Customers should return these products for a full refund.
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop severe illnesses and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.
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