The fresh Anaheim peppers recalled last week by Wegmans were supplied to the supermarket chain by Herring Farms, Inc. (Lake Park, GA), according to a report by Patti Singer that appeared today on the DemocratandChronicle.com website.
According to Singer, Wegmans initiated its recall after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets discovered a Salmonella-contaminated Anaheim pepper at the supermarket chain's warehouse as part of the state's routine random sampling program. Although the Wegmans recall notice mentioned that FDA was conducting an investigation, neither FDA nor New York State have posted any information about the recall or the investigation on their respective websites.
Wegmans is a regional supermarket chain with stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Customers with questions about the recall should contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs at 1-800-934-6267, ext. 4760.