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Wegmans Recalls Fruit Items Due to Potential Contamination with Dangerous Bacterium



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Supermarket company Wegmans is recalling fruit items due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis. “The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems,” the CDC explains on its website.

The products are Valencia Oranges, a two-pound bag of lemons, bulk lemons, and a variety of in-store produced seafood. Also included are restaurant food items that contain fresh lemon – as said by the FDA.

“Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeriaem> infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women,” says a company announcement on the FDA website.

The affected products were sold in Wegmans stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. People can also find these products in North Carolina, Maryland, and Brooklyn, and Harrison, NY.

Listeriosis is “usually a mild illness for pregnant women,” the CDC explains. “But it causes severe disease in the fetus or newborn baby,” it also mentioned.

“Some people with Listeria infections, most commonly adults 65 years and older and people with weakened immune systems, develop severe infections of the bloodstream (causing sepsis) or brain (causing meningitis or encephalitis). Listeria infections can sometimes affect other parts of the body, including bones, joints, and sites in the chest and abdomen,” the CDC then added.

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