This Major Grocery Chain Is Recalling Dozens of Products Over Possible Listeria Contamination
If you recently purchased fresh-cut fruit, vegetables, or ready-to-eat dips, you're going to want to check your refrigerator.
According to a notice posted by the FDA on Sunday, the recall applies to fresh-cut fruits and vegetables packaged in clear plastic containers with a tamper-evident seal and "Best if Used By" dates between March 5, 2022, and March 23, 2022.
The ready-to-eat dips were sold in seven-ounce clear plastic clamshell containers bearing "Best if Used By" dates between March 15, 2022, and March 31, 2022.
Among the 32 affected items are watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, and other packaged produce that were processed at the Fruit Fresh Up production facilities in Depew, NY. See the full list of recalled products here.
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The fruits, vegetables, and dips were sold under the brand names of Wegmans, Fresh Harvest, Lexington Co-Op, and Tops and were distributed in New York and surrounding states.
According to Wegman's website, packages with the eight-digit code "02101XXX" beneath the "Best if Used By" date indicate that the item is safe to eat. Additionally, customers can return recalled products to Wegman's customer service desk for a full refund.
Although there have been no reported illnesses, consumers who still have these items in their homes are urged to throw them away. While healthy individuals who are infected with listeria may experience short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headaches, muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, the bacteria can also cause "serious and sometimes fatal infections" in young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA.
If you have any additional questions related to the recall, you can call Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. at 716-684-3400 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. E.T.
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