Some Wegmans onions in Massachusetts are recalled for Listeria contamination
Little Bear brand Vidalia onions may be infected with Listeria bacteria, therefore a Georgia producer is voluntarily recalling them from Wegmans stores in Massachusetts and other supermarkets.
The United States Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that A&M Farms of Lyons, Georgia, is recalling Vidalia onions packaged between June 20 and June 23 on a specific production line where Listeria was later identified.
“The health and safety of consumers are our top priorities here at A&M Farms,” Aries Haygood, co-owner of the farm, said in the statement. “We are glad that most of the implicated product never reached stores, but we are focused intently on alerting consumers in those areas that did receive the onions. We stopped packing on the implicated line, and I am personally overseeing a full cleaning and sanitation of the equipment and an internal review of our processes.”
Infected infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable to the potentially lethal effects of Listeria monocytogenes, according to the statement.