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Wegmans Recalls Pine Nuts for Salmonella Risk, Pudding Cups for Unlisted Allergen

Wegmans Italian Classic Pine Nuts

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. of Gates, NY, has announced recalls of Wegmans Italian Classics Pine Nuts and Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Salted Caramel pudding cups because of Salmonella concerns and an unlisted allergen, respectively. The recalled pine nuts, sold in 2- and 3-ounce containers, contain the UPC 77890-24823. Only packages with best-by dates of April… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Those Spinach-Related Recalls


Over the past two weeks, foods sold at a number of major retailers, including Target, Costco and Wegmans, have been recalled for containing spinach at risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. While health authorities have not been able to trace back the contaminated spinach to a specific farm, all of the food products used spinach processed by… Continue Reading

Wegmans Recalls Bagged Frozen Spinach for Potential Listeria Contamination

Wegmans organic frozen spinach

Wegmans, a regional supermarket chain based in Gates, NY, has recalled 12-oz. bags of frozen spinach due to potential Listeria contamination. The company stated Saturday that its supplier, Twin City Foods Inc. of Stanwood, WA, had notified Wegmans of the possibility of contamination. The recalled product is 12-oz. Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About… Continue Reading

Wegmans Ground Beef Recalled for Possible Plastic Pieces


J & G Foods Inc. of Sutton, MA, is recalling approximately 33,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday. The ground beef products were produced on Dec. 23, 2014. The following products are subject to recall: 1-lb…. Continue Reading

Fruit Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination, Wegmans Recalls Fruit Desserts


A California packing company has voluntarily issued a nationwide recall for several conventional and organic varieties of stone fruits packed between June 1 and July 12 because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing Co. of Cutler, CA, issued a voluntary recall on Saturday of conventional and organic varieties of yellow peaches and nectarines, white… Continue Reading

Wegmans Deli Ham Recalled for Possible ‘Extraneous Materials’


Philadelphia-based E. G. Emils & Sons Inc. is recalling approximately 5,896 pounds of organic deli ham sold under the Wegmans label because it may be contaminated with “extraneous materials,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The following product is subject to USDA recall: “Wegmans Food You Feel Good… Continue Reading

Food Irradiation: Facts and Figures


In October 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft risk assessment on the levels of contaminants in spices. The report made headlines nationwide for including the finding that 12 percent of spices imported to the U.S. were contaminated with everything from insects and rodent excrement to human hair and staples. Another major… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: False Story Was NOT Ours!



Food Safety News is often named as a trusted source by other media, which adds to our credibility as a valued asset. Anything that devalues our credibility concerns us greatly. We experienced one of those devaluing events this week. Two Food Safety News stories which were published almost one year apart — and had nothing… Continue Reading

Oysters Recalled for Potential Vibrio Contamination


The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is recalling its Cape Neddick/Blue Point Oysters for potential Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination. The recalled oysters were sold at various New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut Wegmans stores. They were labeled with the following UPC codes: 2-06146-00000, 2-06152-00000, 2-06153-00000. The recalled oysters were sold in Wegmans seafood… Continue Reading

Organic Juice Recalls Offers Lesson About Mycotoxins


Naturally producing molds and fungi, can produce chemicals called  mycotoxins, which are ubiquitous in the natural world.  Patulin is one type of mycotoxin among several, and it found in apples and pears because it is produced by mold growth. Last week, a grocery store chain based in upstate New York recalled two of its store… Continue Reading