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Listeria concern prompts food recall at 3 Wegmans stores

Monday, July 30, 2012

Three Wegmans in the Philadelphia region are recalling prepared foods because onions in the ingredients may contain Listeria.

The affected products were sold only at these Wegmans stores during the periods listed:
Downingtown, PA
(7/11 through 7/26/12)

Collegeville, PA
(7/18 through 7/26/12)

Allentown, PA
(7/19 through 7/26/12)

No other Wegmans stores are affected

So far, government and Wegmans officials say there have been no reports of illness in connection with these products.

The affected products being recalled are:

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 onions are a product of Gill Onions, LLC, which initiated a recall of the onions on July 18, and were supplied to Wegmans by Primo Produce of Allentown, PA. 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 (800) 934-6267, and ask for consumer affairs, M  F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which 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.

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