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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Recalls Three Bakery Products with Peanuts

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Jo Natale
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 29, 2009 -- Rochester, NY – Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all code dates of the following bakery products because they may contain peanuts that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella:

  • Peanut Covered Donuts (sold individually)
  • Peanut Butter Cookies (sold by the pound, only in Wegmans stores with a full-service Cookie Shop)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Tarts (sold only in Wegmans stores with a full-service Patisserie)

Salmonella 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 persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, 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.  For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov .

This action was taken as a result of the recently expanded recall by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) to include all peanut ingredients produced in their Blakely, Georgia facility, in turn affecting Wegmans’ supplier for granulated peanuts.  None of the recalled Wegmans products have been directly linked to the salmonella outbreak, and there have been no illnesses reported.

The three recalled products were sold in Wegmans’ stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland.

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

Visit www.wegmans.com for a list of all product recalls.


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