Wegmans Food Markets Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts (Cashews and Almonds) in Wegmans Italian Classics Butternut Squash Ravioli, 9 oz.
For Immediate Release
November 17, 2015
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Jo Natale, Vice President of Media Relations
Firm Press Release
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling Wegmans Italian Classics Butternut Squash Ravioli, 9 oz. (UPC #77890 36434), because the product may contain undeclared cashews and almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews or almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Approximately 54,000 units of Wegmans Italian Classics Butternut Squash Ravioli, 9 oz. was sold in 88 Wegmans stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. This product, packaged in a plastic tray, is sold in a refrigerated case in the dairy department. All date codes sold since June 6, 2015 are included in the recall.
There have been no injuries or illnesses reported to date associated with this product. The recall was initiated because Wegmans was notified by the manufacturer that product testing showed the presence of almonds and cashews not declared on the label.
Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the product using their Shoppers Club card.
Customers who purchased the recalled product from Wegmans should return it to the service desk for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1-855-934-3663 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 88-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 eighteen consecutive years. In 2015, Wegmans ranked #7 on the list. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 'most-visible companies' nationwide in the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.