Wegmans issued a voluntary recall of its products containing microgreens, sweet pea leaves and catnip due to potential salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said last week.
Items include 1.75 ounce Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Vegetables, five ounce Wegmans Organic Baby Kale & Baby Spinach with Sweet Pea Leaves, and Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Cat Grass.
Relevant expiration dates for microgreens include December 17 and 24, the date for kale, spinach and sweet pea leaves is December 20, and the “sold since” date for herb to cat is October 25th.
The products were sold in various Wegmans supermarkets in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.
“We are voluntarily recalling these products because a portion of the soil in which they were grown, supplied to Wegmans Organic Farm by bio365 of Ithaca, New York, has tested positive for Salmonella by the supplier,” the FDA said in a statement. an opinion. “This is out of an abundance of caution. No illnesses have been associated with this recall.”
Wegmans makes automated phone calls to alert customers who bought the food using Shoppers Club cards.
Those who made the purchases must return the products to the support department for a full refund.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people infected with salmonella often have fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare cases, the infection can cause the organism to enter the bloodstream and cause more serious illnesses, such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.