COVERAGE, July 7)
After random sampling of anaheim peppers at a Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
warehouse in New York was positive for salmonella, the chain pulled the
peppers from its shelves.
posted information on its Web site, www.wegmans.com, in early July.
The New York Department
of Agriculture and Markets tested the peppers.
"There isn't an
official recall as of yet," said Eben Kennedy, produce category
merchant for Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans. "(The New York State
Department of Agriculture & Markets) notified FDA (Food and Drug
Administration), and they are investigating."
In the meantime,
anaheim peppers are not for sale at the stores. The site directs
consumers to come to the stores - without the peppers - for information
The chain also has a
consumer information line available at (800) 934-6267, extension 4760.