Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Wegmans Easter Bread, 17 oz.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 21, 2014 - Rochester, NY - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all Wegmans Easter Bread (braided loaf) 17 oz., UPC 77890 32431 (all code dates) because it contains egg, which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Wegmans Easter Bread was produced and sold exclusively in 83 Wegmans stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Maryland. Approximately 29,000 units of the product are affected by the recall. The recall was initiated when the label error was discovered by a Wegmans bakery department employee, who noticed the absence of an allergen advisory.
Wegmans Easter Bread is a braided loaf with drizzled white frosting (some loaves also have colored sprinkles). The product is packaged in clear plastic, and sold in Wegmans bakery department.
There have been no reported injuries or illnesses associated with this recall. The recall of this product is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to eggs.
Concerned customers should return the product to Wegmans for a full refund. Customers who have consumed the product and feel they are experiencing symptoms should contact their physician.
Wegmans' customers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the consumer affairs department Monday through Friday 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. toll free at 1-855-934-3663.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 83-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 seventeen consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.