Butter Recalled for Potential Bacteria Contamination


A Colorado-based butter company is recalling Wegmans store-brand butter products that may have been contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. The recall covers 3.5-ounce tubs Wegmans Lemon Dill Finishing butter with expiration dates of July and November. Listeria can lead to serious, sometimes fatal, infections in children and elderly people.

Epicurean Butter LLC, Thornton, Colorado, issued the recall following learning that SupHerb Farms, their frozen dill supplier had recalled their product due to possible Listeria contamination. The company “received notice from its herb supplier that certain lots of frozen dill could potentially be contaminated with listeria based upon a test from one of the supplier’s food manufacturing customers in Canada that used the ingredient in one of their finished products,”According to a notice published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website. SubHerb Farms recall its inventory on August 12, 2012. Canada Product.

Wegmans Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. received the recalled butter product. The product is sold with Wegmans labels in 3.5-ounce black plastic cups. The recall includes lots 16357, 16357, 16357, 16357, 161662, 16702, 161672, 16761, 16722; 16761, 16761 and 19797. All products have expiration dates of July 7, 2022 to Nov. 17, 2022. All products share the same UPC number, 0 77890 444324 8, as well as the item number, 44324. The lot number and “best by”Blue ink is used to print the days on the cup’s label. Recall does not cover any other product.

Customers who have purchased the product must return it for a full refund. Epicurean Butter can also be reached at (303) 427-5527. There have been no reported illnesses. Click here to see images of the recall product label.

Although symptoms of listeria can vary depending on the individual, it is most common to infect pregnant women and their babies, people over 65 years old, those with compromised immune systems and adults who have been exposed to high levels of radiation. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fever, flu-like symptoms and headaches, stiff neck, confusion loss of balance and seizures are all possible. Sometimes, infection during pregnancy can lead to “miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn,”The CDC agrees.

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