Wegmans recalls Vidalia onions over Listeria concerns

Wegmans is Vidalia Onions from its stores because of potential Listeria contamination.

The potentially impacted product was sold from June 23 through June 24. There is concern that consumers may have the onions in their homes because of their long shelf life.

Recalled product:

  • Vidalia Onions sold by the pound
  • May have a 4-digit PLU sticker on the product (4159 or 4166)

Products were sold in the following store locations:

Massachusetts:

  • Burlington
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Medford
  • Natick
  • Northborough
  • Westwood

New York:

  • Alberta Drive
  • Amherst Street
  • Auburn
  • Brockport
  • Calkins Road
  • Canandaigua
  • Chili-Paul
  • Cicero
  • Corning
  • Dewitt
  • Dick Road
  • East Avenue
  • Eastway
  • Elmira
  • Fairmount
  • Fairport
  • Geneseo
  • Geneva
  • Great Northern
  • Holt Road
  • Hornell
  • Irondequoit
  • Ithaca
  • James Street
  • Jamestown
  • John Glenn
  • Johnson City
  • Latta Road
  • Losson Road
  • Lyell Avenue
  • Marketplace
  • McKinley
  • Military Road
  • Mt. Read
  • Newark
  • Niagara Falls Boulevard
  • Onondaga
  • Penfield
  • Perinton
  • Pittsford
  • Ridge-Culver
  • Ridgemont
  • Sheridan Drive
  • Taft Road
  • Transit Road
  • West Seneca

Pennsylvania:

  • Erie West
  • Erie Peach Street

According to the recall, all products may be returned to the customer service desk for a full refund.

Recall products should not be consumed.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. 

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses. 

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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