Wegmans recalls butter products due to listeria concerns

Some Wegmans Butter products distributed in several states are being recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria.

According to the recall notice issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Epicurean Butter LLC is recalling 12 lots of its Wegmans Lemon Dill Finishing Butter because it may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

« Epicurean Butter LLC has received notice from its herb supplier that certain batches of frozen dill may potentially be contaminated with listeria based on testing conducted by one of the supplier’s food manufacturing customers in Canada that has used the ingredient in one of their finished products, » the company says in the recall.

The product was sold at Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington, DC. According to the grocer’s website, the company has more than 100 locations in all seven states.

The product was packaged in 3.5 ounce containers with a Wegmans label. The 12 different lot codes listed on the recall notice are the only products affected.

To date, no one has reported any illnesses related to the recalled product, the notice states.

However, listeria monocytogenes is an organism that has the potential to cause serious and in some cases fatal infections in children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

According to the recall notice, healthy consumers with infections may experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Customers are requested to return the affected product for a full refund.


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