Wegmans stores in New York have issued a recall on Friday, March 18, 2022, due to possible contamination of fruit products. The precut fruit may contain bacteria that can cause death in babies and people with weakened immune systems. The products may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. According to the Centers for Disease Control,

Listeriosis can cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the person and the part of the body affected. Listeria can cause fever and diarrhea similar to other foodborne germs, but this type of Listeria infection is rarely diagnosed. People with invasive listeriosis usually report symptoms starting 1 to 4 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria; some people have reported symptoms starting as late as 70 days after exposure or as early as the same day of exposure.

The precut fruit includes watermelons and pineapples. If you have any of the products below, return them to a Wegmans store for a full refund.

If your product has an 8 digit code underneath the best by date as follows: 02101XXX that denotes that package is unaffected by this recall and is safe to consume.

With spring officially kicking off on Sunday, March 20, lots of people may have picked up precut fruit for salads, cocktails, or just enjoy it on its own, so it's unfortunate there's a recall.

Photo by Gabriel Yuji on Unsplash
Photo by Gabriel Yuji on Unsplash
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The following products have been recalled by the company:

10 oz Wegmans Brand FYFGA Watermelon Chunks
Best By Date: 3/15, 3/18, 3/20/, 3/22
UPC: 7789020906, 77890133497

24 oz Wegmans Brand FYFGA Small Watermelon Hearts
Best By Date: 3/16, 3/19, 3/21, 3/23
UPC: 7789010030, 7789093809

32 oz Wegmans Brand FYFGA Watermelon Chunks Family-Pack
Best By Date: 3/16, 3/19, 3/21, 3/23
UPC: 7789024661, 7789025238

32 oz Wegmans Brand FYFGA Pineapple Spears Family-Pack
Best By Date: 3/17, 3/20, 3/22, 3/24
UPC: 7789025184

32 oz Wegmans Brand FYFGA Cantaloupe Spears Family-Pack
Best By Date: 3/16, 3/19, 3/21, 3/23
UPC: 7789026057

32 oz Wegmans Brand FYFGA Melon Trio Family-Pack
Best By Date: 3/16, 3/19, 3/21, 3/23
UPC: 7789030568, 7789049552

If you have any questions, you can contact Wegmans at 1-855-934-3663, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm.

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