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Wegmans recalls Valencia oranges, lemons and prepared foods due to possible Listeria

Posted August 10, 2020 7:14 a.m. EDT
Updated August 10, 2020 5:39 p.m. EDT

Lemons (photo credit: Wegmans)

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has announced a recall of various Valencia oranges and lemons as well as multiple prepared products (seafood, chicken, pizza) made with lemons due to possible Listeria contamination.

The recalled products were sold in Wegmans stores in North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Brooklyn and Harrison, NY.

Affected produce items, sold between July 31 and August 7, 2020, include:

* Wegmans 4lb Bag Valencia Oranges – UPC: 7789052363

* Wegmans 2lb Bag Lemons – UPC: 7789015917

* Wegmans bulk lemons – UPC: 4033

In addition, over 20 in-store produced seafood, chicken and pizza prepared food items are also included.

See the full list of produce and prepared food items containing the recalled products on the Wegmans website.

According to the recall notice, the items have been recalled "because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women."

No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported to Wegmans or its supplier at the time of the recall notice.

Freshouse Produce LLC of Salisbury, NC, supplies the lemons and oranges to Wegmans. They issued a voluntary recall after internal testing identified Listeria monocytogenes on a piece of equipment in one of its packing facilities.

Wegmans also shared that they have placed automated phone calls to customers who purchased these products using Shoppers Club alerting them to the recall.

If you have purchased any of these products, you can return them to the service desk for a full refund. Contact Wegmans Food Markets 1-855-934-3663 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m with any questions.

See the full recall notice on the Wegmans website.

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