Several major food suppliers have issued product recalls, some of which may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause life-threatening infections, the Food and Drug Administration has warned.
The recalls affect products sold at Wegmans, Walmart, through Schwan’s Home Delivery and Stutzman Farms, the FDA said.
Listeria prompts Wegmans recall
Fruit Fresh Up is voluntarily recalling all fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products and ready-to-eat dips, as listed below, processed at its Depew, NY production facility due to a possible health risk related to Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may only experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria the infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Products subject to the voluntary recall of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables are packaged in clear plastic containers with a tamper-evident seal and identified with a “Best before” date between March 5 and March 23, 2022.
The ready-to-eat dips are supplied in 7 oz clear plastic clamshell containers with an expiration date of March 15, 2022 through March 31, 2022. Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerator are urged not to not consume the product and discard immediately. No cases of illness have been reported with the recalled products to date.
This voluntary recall notification is being issued after environmental program results have found surfaces where products are packaged in containers to contain Listeria monocytogenes.
The items recalled from the facility were distributed in New York and surrounding states. Retailers have been advised to check store shelves and warehouse inventory to confirm that no recalled products are available for consumer purchase.
Retailer and consumer questions regarding the voluntary recall should be directed to Fruit Fresh Up at 716-684-3400, Monday through Friday. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
The following products are subject to this recall:
|• 10 oz Wegmans Watermelon Chunks||077890209066|
|• Wegmans Mini Hearts 24 oz||077890938096|
|• Wegmans Watermelon Chunks 32 oz||077890246610|
|• Wegmans Pineapple Spears 32 oz||077890251843|
|• Wegmans Cantaloupe Spears 32 oz||077890260579|
|• Wegmans Melon Trio 32 oz||077890495520|
|• 18 oz Fresh Harvest Cantaloupe Spears||64779300398|
|• Fresh Harvest Melon Trio 18 oz||64779300400|
|• 18oz Fresh Harvest Pineapple Spears||64779300397|
|• 18oz Fresh Harvest Watermelon Pieces||64779300469|
|• Fresh Harvest 6# pine bucket||64779300011|
|• a plate of Fresh Harvest berries with raspberry dip||64779300336|
|• Small Fresh Harvest vegetable platter with ranch||64779300337|
Fragments found in pancake mix
Continental Mills has issued a recall for a single lot of Great Value Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix, UPC 078742370828, lot code KX2063, expiration date 09/01/2023, due to potential foreign material contamination . Fragments of a cable used to clear the process line were found in a limited amount of product.
The affected product was distributed nationwide through Walmart retail stores. No contaminated product has been reported by consumers to date. No injuries have been reported to date.
If you have recently purchased any of the products listed above, please discard the product or return the product to your store for a replacement or refund.
For more information or to receive a refund, please call the callback hotline at 1-800-578-7832 Monday through Friday. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time.
Schwan’s recalls drop
Fairmont Foods, Inc. is recalling Schwan’s brand “Spinach & Artichoke Dip” corrugated boxes with date code P82013 xxxx from the undeclared presence of soy and wheat.
People with allergies or sensitivities to soy and wheat are at risk of a serious or even fatal allergic reaction if the recalled product is consumed.
The recalled product is packaged in a brown corrugated box labeled “Spinach & Artichoke Dip” branded Schwan’s Red Net Wt. 24oz (1lb 8oz) 680g. The box contains two bowls in each box. The number #802 and product information code P82013 xxxx can be found on the side of the packaging. The recall was launched after it was discovered that the wrong packaging had been used.
Schwan’s may have distributed the recalled product to the lower 48 states through Schwan’s home delivery network. The recalled product was not sold in retail stores.
Unlabeled wheat allergen
Stutzman Farms of Millersburg, Ohio is voluntarily recalling all products containing spelled because product labels do not declare wheat, a known allergen, on the product label.
The following products are subject to this recall:
- Organic baby spelled (sold loose or in 25 and 50 lb packages)
- Organic spelled flour (sold loose or in 25 lb packages)
- Organic all-purpose spelled flour (sold in bulk)
- Organic all-purpose flour (sold in bulk)
- Sourdough spelled pretzels (sold in 4 and 8 oz packages)
- Sprouted Einkorn Grate Nuts (sold in 0.75 and 3 lb packs)
- Sprouted Spelled Crackers (sold in 0.30 and 1 lb packets)
Products were sold through retailers in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. All product lots that have been prepared, sold or distributed by Stutzman Farms containing spelled are included in this recall.