PHILADELPHIA -- Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. issued a voluntary recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass over potential salmonella contamination.
The retailer announced the recall with the Food and Drug Administration on Friday, to alert consumers of the affected products sold at various Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusettes, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.
A full list of potentially affected items can be found on the Wegmans recall page and are highlighted below.
- Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens; 1.75 oz; UPC 77890-25036; Use by dates: 12/17/22 and 12/24/22
- Wegmans Organic Baby Kale & Baby Spinach with Sweet Pea Leaves; 5 oz; UPC 77890-52377; Use by date: 12/20/22
- Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Cat Grass; 1 EA; UPC 77890-50938; Sold since: 10/25/22
"We are voluntarily recalling these products because some of the soil they were grown in, supplied to Wegmans Organic Farm by bio365 of Ithaca, New York, tested positive for Salmonella by the supplier," the regional supermarket chain stated along with the FDA. "This is out of an abundance of caution. No illnesses have been associated with this recall."
Wegmans customers are encouraged to return the affected products to the service desk for a full refund.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can make people sick, and most types cause an illness called salmonellosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most people with salmonellosis experience symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, which may occur hours to days after infection, the CDC states, though some do not develop symptoms for several weeks.
Infections are diagnosed through lab testing. Most people recover within four to seven days without antibiotics, according to the CDC. Antibiotic treatment is recommended for people with severe illness, those with weakened immune systems, adults 50 and older with medical issues like heart disease, as well as infants, and adults older than 65, the agency states.