ROCHESTER, NY—Wegmans Food Markets is issuing a voluntarily recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The affected products were sold at various Wegmans stores in NY, PA, MA, NJ, VA, MD, and NC. A full list of potentially affected items can be found on the recall page of Wegmans.com and are highlighted below.
|Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens||1.75 oz||UPC 77890-25036||Use by dates: 12/17/22
|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|
Wegmans is voluntarily recalling these products because some of the soil they were grown in, supplied to Wegmans Organic Farm by bio365 of Ithaca, New York, tested positive for Salmonella by the supplier. This is out of an abundance of caution. 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 to the service desk for a full refund. Those with questions may contact Wegmans Food Markets 1-855-934-3663 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please note that due to the holiday, the Wegmans Customer Care Center will close at 4:30 pm on 12/24/22 and reopen at 8:00 am on 12/26/22.