Wegmans Recalls Desserts Due to Potential of Listeria

Wegmans issues voluntary recall of bakery products that may contain fresh peaches and plums supplied by Wawona Packing Company

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several in-store baked desserts that may contain fresh peaches, nectarines, and/or plums.

The fruit was supplied by California-based Wawona Packing Company, which issued a voluntary recall when routine testing by the company showed potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported to Wawona or to Wegmans.

L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness (called listerial gastroenteritis) or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness (called invasive listeriosis). Persons who have the greatest risk of experiencing listeriosis after consuming foods contaminated with L. monocytogenes are fetuses and neonates who are infected after the mother is exposed to L. monocytogenes during pregnancy, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Customers who have experienced these symptoms should contact their physician.

The following recalled products may contain the affected Wawona-packed fruits. The products are labeled with a store-printed scale label that will identify the product and UPC.

Recalled Cakes and Pies

  • Peach Melba Whipped Cream, 34 oz. UPC 7789033104
  • Fruit-Topped Short Cake, 1/4 sheet, 49 oz. UPC 7789032772
  • Genoise Cake,1/4 sheet, 64 oz. UPC 7789027385
  • Fruit-Topped Cheese Cake, large, 54 oz. UPC 7789026438
  • Fruit-Topped Cheese Cake, small, 18 oz. UPC 7789026441
  • Fruit-Topped Cream Cheese Pie 40 oz. UPC 7789018953

Recalled Tarts and Other Pastries

  • Vanilla Trifle, 8 oz. UPC 7789080600
  • Peach Melba Tart, 26 oz. UPC 7789098553
  • Rectangular Fruit Tart, 37 oz. UPC 20823800000
  • Mixed Fruit Tart, 30 oz. UPC 20819500000
  • Square Fruit Tart, 48 oz. UPC 20823700000
  • Lg. Fruit Strip (Puff Pastry), 11 oz. UPC 20829200000
  • Sm. Fruit Strip (Puff Pastry), 3 oz. UPC 20829100000
  • Frangipane (tart), 30 oz. UPC 7789091064
  • Lg. Fruit Crostata, 21 oz. UPC 20829300000
  • Sm. Fruit Crostata, 7 oz. UPC 20829900000
  • Lg. Nectarine Crostata, 21 oz. UPC 20823100000
  • Sm. Nectarine Crostata, 6 oz. UPC 20832600000

Customers who purchased the recalled products from Wegmans between June 1 and July 20 should discard the product at home and visit the service desk and identify the product for a full refund.

Wegmans will place automated phone calls to customers who purchased the recalled products using their Shoppers club card. Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free

Review Date: 
July 21, 2014