Wegmans Recalls Bakery Items Due to Possible Foodborne Illness
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports Wegmans Food Markets has issued a recall for bakery items due to a concern of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes present in pies, cakes, and tarts made with fresh peaches, tangerines, and plums. The fruits were supplied by Wawona Packing Company of California. The recalled bakery items were sold between June 1 and July 20 at Wegmans Food Markets.
More about the Wegmans Recall
The illness caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes can range from a mild illness to a possibly life-threatening illness. The most severe form of this illness is called invasive listeriosis. There is a higher risk associated with consuming food contaminated with L. monocytogenes for those who are pregnant because the fetus can contract the more severe form of the illness. Other groups of people who are at a higher risk include the elderly and individuals with compromised immune systems. The FDA advises customers who purchased the recalled desserts to discard them promptly. Customers who have already consumed these possibly contaminated products should contact their physician in the event of illness.
Description of the Recalled Bakery Products
All of the recalled products have a UPC code and a label identifying the weight.
- 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
- 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