E. Coli at Wegmans: Contaminated Spinach and Spring Mix Recalled
An e. coli outbreak is being linked to organic spinach and greens in the northeast. The Food and Drug Administration is reporting that 81 Wegmans Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts are now pulling thousands of packages of Wegmans-brand organic spinach and spring mix from store shelves due to possible e. coli contamination. Currently, 16 people have become ill in connection with the outbreak, and four victims have required hospitalization.
Although the majority of the e. coli cases seem confined to the Rochester area, all Wegmans 5 ounce and 11 ounce packages of organic spinach and spring mix are being recalled immediately. Affected products have UPC codes of UPC 77890 16437 and UPC 77890 16411, and they have a use-by date of October 23rd.
Did You Purchase or Consume Contaminated Wegmans Organic Spinach or Spring Mix?
If you purchased Wegmans organic spinach or spring mix between October 14th and November 1st, discard the packages and return to a Wegmans store for a complete refund. Even if you have consumed part of the produce without becoming ill, officials warn that e. coli could still be contaminating part of the greens.
If you consumed recalled Wegmans organic spinach or spring mix and begin to experience vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping or a low grade fever, seek medical attention immediately. Most cases of e. coli infection resolve within five to seven days, although some cases require hospitalization. A small percentage of victims — usually young children and the elderly — may develop kidney failure as a result of e. coli.
If you or someone you know has become ill because of the Wegmans e. coli outbreak, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the food poisoning attorneys at Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C. to find out how we can help. We are a team of trial lawyers dedicated to assisting e. coli and food poisoning victims.