Wegmans Recalls Spinach Linked to E. Coli Illnesses

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Wegmans Recalls Spinach Linked to E. Coli Illnesses

11/05/2012

Due to 16 cases of E. Coli illnesses reported in New York, Wegmans Food Markets has recalled approximately 31,000 pounds of Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix sold in 5-ounce and 11-ounce clam shell packages from Oct. 14-Nov. 1 at stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Although test results indicate that only packages with an Oct. 23 use-by date are linked to the reported illnesses, Wegmans has removed all code dates of the product, up to and including Nov. 9, as a precaution. 

Wegmans has worked closely with the New York State Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture and Markets since learning that the reported illnesses may be associated with the grocer’s product. 

Consumers who have purchased this product should discard any that remains in their homes and visit Wegmans' service desk for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1-800-934-6267.

Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans operates 81 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.