Wegmans has voluntarily recalled its products containing microgreens, sweet pea leaves and catnip because of possible salmonella contamination, the US Food and Drug Administration said last week.
Products include 1.75-ounce Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens, five-ounce Wegmans Organic Baby Kale and Baby Spinach with Sweet Pea Leaves and Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Cat Grass.
Use by dates for micro greens include December 17th and 24th, kale, spinach and sweet pea greens have a December 20th, and catnip has a “sell by” date of October 25th.
The products were sold at various Wegmans supermarkets in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.
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“We are voluntarily recalling these products because some of the soil in which they were grown, supplied to Wegmans Organic Farm by bio365 of Ithaca, New York, was tested positive for Salmonella by the supplier,” it said. In an FDA notice. “This is out of an abundance of caution. No illnesses have been associated with this recall.”
Wegmans is making automated phone calls to alert customers who have purchased food using Shoppers Club cards.
Those who have made purchases must return the items to the service desk for a full refund.
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Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella often have fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
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In rare cases, the infection can cause the organism to enter the bloodstream and cause more serious conditions such as artery infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.