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Kale sold at Wegmans in August tested positive for Listeria

Bagged kale sold in Wegmans stores last month tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

The Food and Drug Administration notified the grocer Sept. 14 that it had detected the bacteria in a random sample of its Wegmans brand Cleaned and Cut Kale in the 16-ounce bag. The bag, with the UPC number 7789026045, was bought at an unidentified store Aug. 3.

Wegmans also used the kale as an ingredient in prepared foods sold at its stores, including foods in its hot and cold bars, from July 30 to Aug. 12. Wegmans is not recalling the product because its best-by date was Aug. 10, is no longer in stores and it expects the product would no longer be in customers’ homes.

The incubation period for listeriosis can last up to 70 days, however symptoms usually surface within a month from contact. No illnesses have been reported.

Concerned customers should call 1-877-273-6375 for more information.

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