Wegmans recalls spinach mix

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 31,000 lbs. of Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix sold in 5 oz. (UPC 77890 16437) and 11 oz. (UPC 77890 16411) clam shell packages in the produce department of its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between October 14 and November 1 due to possible E.coli O157 H:7.

The product is supplied to Wegmans by State Garden, Inc. based in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

The product, a blend of organic spinach and spring mix, has been associated with 16 reported illnesses in New York state from E.coli O157 H:7.

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

Test results indicate that only product with a use-by-date of October 23 is connected to the reported illnesses, but out of an abundance of caution Wegmans has removed all code dates of the product from its stores and has placed phone calls to all customers who purchased the product using their Shopper Club card, regardless of the code date purchased.

Originally posted Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Tags: contamination outbreak, food safety, leafy greens, spinach