ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. in Rochester, NY, has initiated a voluntary recall of approximately 1,315 units of Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns, 12 oz., because they may contain egg, which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The finished product may also have been contaminated with raw egg; therefore, there is also the potential for an unknown pathogen that may cause illness if consumed.
Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns are produced by Wegmans Central Bakeshop and sold exclusively in 84 Wegmans stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia and Maryland.
Wegmans Cinnamon Raisin Buns have a white frosting and are sold in the bakery department. The product is packaged in a clear plastic clamshell and bears UPC 77890 92218, and Use-by-Date of 6/19/14 only (stamped on top of package).
There have been no reported injuries or illnesses to date associated with this recall.
The recall was initiated when a Wegmans Bakeshop employee reported that the finished product may have inadvertently been sprayed with a raw egg product.
Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the product using their Shoppers Club card. Concerned customers should not consume the product and return it to Wegmans for a full refund. Customers who have consumed the product and feel they are experiencing symptoms should contact their physician immediately.
Wegmans’ customers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans’ Consumer Affairs Department at the toll free number 1-855-934-3663, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 84-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.
Contact Information: Jo Natale, director of media relations, 585-429-3627