First Source, LLC of Buffalo, New York is voluntarily recalling 3,276 plastic tubs (6 oz.) of Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The recalled Wegmans Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces 6oz tubs were distributed to Wegmans’ 85 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts and sold between January 27, 2015 and March 17, 2015.
Product: Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Walnut Halves & Pieces, NET WT 6 oz, packed in clear plastic tubs
Specific Code Date on packages: Best Before 1/27/16 (located on the bottom label)
To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with this recall.
The recall was initiated as a result of a report received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which detected Salmonella in specific grower lots of organic walnuts.
Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the recalled product using their Shoppers Club card and the press release will be posted on their website.
Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the service desk at Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1(855) 934-3663 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.