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Wegmans Recalls Food You Feel Good About Spring Water

Contact:
Jo Natale
585-429-3627

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 11, 2006 -- Rochester , NY -- Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all sizes of Wegmans Food You Feel Good About (FYFGA) Spring Water , produced for Wegmans by Mayer Brothers, located in West Seneca , New York . All use-by dates on or before 08/08/08 are affected by this recall.

Wegmans' decision to recall the products was made after they received test results on the level of bromate in the bottled product. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set 10 parts per billion as the maximum allowable level of bromate in bottled water. Some tests results showed no detectable levels of bromate in Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water, while other tests showed levels that exceed the maximum. The results range from zero to 25 parts per billion (ppb).

"Until we receive conclusive test results that verify these products meet FDA regulations and our own quality standards, we felt it was best to issue a voluntary recall," said Jo Natale, Wegmans' director of media relations. "We are hopeful that we will resolve this matter quickly and can once again offer these products to our customers with total confidence." In the meantime, Wegmans will offer other brands of bottled spring water to meet customer demand for the product.

Customers are encouraged to return the products to Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department at 585-464-4760 (in Rochester) or toll free at 1 (800) WEGMANS (934-6267) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The following Wegmans products are included in the recall:

Size

Description

UPC (bar code)

24 pack/16.9 oz. bottlesWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 10082
32 pack/16.9 oz. bottlesWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 14649
2.5 gallonWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 10127
20 oz.Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water with fluoride77890 11003
20 oz.Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 46226
6 pack/16.9 oz. bottlesWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 67496
12 pack/16.9 oz. bottlesWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 10085
1 literWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 82589
1 gallonWegmans FYFGA Spring Water with fluoride77890 59318
1 gallonWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 10358
3 pack/1 gallonWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 34247
12 pack/1 literWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 10088
5 gallonWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 26316
24 pack/20 oz. bottlesWegmans FYFGA Spring Water77890 21849

Wegmans Distilled Water (1 gallon) and Wegmans Distilled Baby Water (1 gallon) are not affected by this recall.

All of the products referred to in this release were sold only at 71 Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. located in New York , Pennsylvania , New Jersey , Virginia , and Maryland . Visit www.wegmans.com and click on "food safety" for Wegmans' list of product recalls.

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