FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 20, 2014 - Rochester, NY - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several in-store baked desserts that may contain fresh peaches, nectarines, and/or plums. The fruit was supplied by California-based Wawona Packing Company, which issued a voluntary recall when routine testing by the company showed potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported to Wawona or to Wegmans.
L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness (called listerial gastroenteritis) or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness (called invasive listeriosis). Persons who have the greatest risk of experiencing listeriosis after consuming foods contaminated with L. monocytogenes are fetuses and neonates who are infected after the mother is exposed to L. monocytogenes during pregnancy, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Customers who have experienced these symptoms should contact their physician.
The following recalled products may contain the affected Wawona-packed fruits. The products are labeled with a store-printed scale label that will identify the product and UPC.
Recalled Cakes and Pies
Peach Melba Whipped Cream, 34 oz. UPC 7789033104
Fruit-Topped Short Cake, 1/4 sheet, 49 oz. UPC 7789032772
Genoise Cake,1/4 sheet, 64 oz. UPC 7789027385
Fruit-Topped Cheese Cake, large, 54 oz. UPC 7789026438
Fruit-Topped Cheese Cake, small, 18 oz. UPC 7789026441
Fruit-Topped Cream Cheese Pie 40 oz. UPC 7789018953
Recalled Tarts and Other Pastries
Vanilla Trifle, 8 oz. UPC 7789080600
Peach Melba Tart, 26 oz. UPC 7789098553
Rectangular Fruit Tart, 37 oz. UPC 20823800000
Mixed Fruit Tart, 30 oz. UPC 20819500000
Square Fruit Tart, 48 oz. UPC 20823700000
Lg. Fruit Strip (Puff Pastry), 11 oz. UPC 20829200000
Sm. Fruit Strip (Puff Pastry), 3 oz. UPC 20829100000
Frangipane (tart), 30 oz. UPC 7789091064
Lg. Fruit Crostata, 21 oz. UPC 20829300000
Sm. Fruit Crostata, 7 oz. UPC 20829900000
Lg. Nectarine Crostata, 21 oz. UPC 20823100000
Sm. Nectarine Crostata, 6 oz. UPC 20832600000
Customers who purchased the recalled products from Wegmans between June 1 and July 20 should discard the product at home and visit the service desk and identify the product for a full refund.
Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the recalled products using their Shoppers club card. Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1-855-934-3663 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
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