Wegmans Recalls Prepared Foods that Contain Diced White Onions
|Date:||July 27, 2012|
|What:||Wegmans prepared foods that contain chopped/diced white onions|
|Why:||Listeria monocytogenes contamination|
|Scope:||Wegmans Food Markets stores in PA only|
Wegmans Food Markets is recalling prepared foods that contain chopped/diced white onions as an ingredient because the onions have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The affected products are as follows:
Available on the self-serve Fresh Foods, Veggie, or Homestyle Cold Bars:
Uncooked chopped/diced white onions
Southwest Chilled Stew with Red and White Beans
Available packaged in the Cold Prepared Foods Case (ready to cook at home):
Wegmans Veggie Pizza, large 56 oz., 16 inch, UPC 23771701399
Wegmans Veggie Pizza, medium 28 oz. 12 inch, UPC 23771100999
Available through special order only (deli catering):
Wingless Buffalo Blue Cheese Dip, 32 oz., UPC 21783202199
Crab/Pepper Jack Dip, 32 oz., UPC 21784002199
The affected products were sold only at the following Wegmans store locations during the periods listed. No other Wegmans stores are affected by this recall:
- Downingtown, PA (7/11 through 7/26/12)
- Collegeville, PA (7/18 through 7/26/12)
- Allentown, PA (7/19 through 7/26/12)
The onions are a product of Gill Onions which initiated a recall of the onions on July 18 and were supplied to Wegmans by Primo Produce of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
There have been no reports of illness in connection with these products.
Consumers who may still have these products in their refrigerator or freezer should discard them and return to the service desk for a refund. If consumers have additional questions or concerns, please contact Wegmans at 1-800-934-6267, and ask for consumer affairs, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.