Wegmans has issued a voluntary recall of its products containing microgreens, sweet pea leaves and catnip due to potential salmonella contamination, the Food and Drug Administration said last week.
Items include Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard 1.75 oz Micro Vegetables, Wegmans Organic Five Ounce Baby Kale and Baby Spinach with Sugar Snap Pea Leaves and Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Catnip.
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 notice. . “This is on the side of caution. No illnesses have been associated with this recall.
Wegmans makes automated phone calls to alert customers who purchased 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 suffer from 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.