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Wegmans Recalls Food You Feel Good About Spring Water
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:
UPC (bar code)
|24 pack/16.9 oz. bottles||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 10082|
|32 pack/16.9 oz. bottles||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 14649|
|2.5 gallon||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 10127|
|20 oz.||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water with fluoride||77890 11003|
|20 oz.||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 46226|
|6 pack/16.9 oz. bottles||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 67496|
|12 pack/16.9 oz. bottles||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 10085|
|1 liter||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 82589|
|1 gallon||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water with fluoride||77890 59318|
|1 gallon||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 10358|
|3 pack/1 gallon||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 34247|
|12 pack/1 liter||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 10088|
|5 gallon||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 26316|
|24 pack/20 oz. bottles||Wegmans FYFGA Spring Water||77890 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.