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Wegmans recalls bagels, bialys, challah

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 11, 2008 — Rochester, NY – Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has expanded the voluntary recall of in-store made bagels and bialys first announced on Wednesday, September 10.  The recall is now expanded to include Challah bread and in-store baked bagels, bialys and rolls. These products were sold in Wegmans’ bakery department between June 19 and September 11, 2008.  

The recall was initiated because a mixer part (metal spring) may have entered the dough, which is produced at Wegmans’ Central Bakeshop in Rochester, posing a possible choking hazard.  The problem was initially discovered as a result of a customer complaint.  Further investigation by Wegmans prompted the company to expand the dates and products included in the recall.  There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of these products.   The recalled products are as follows:

(Rolls are sold both individually in bins and pre-packaged)

Wegmans Kaiser Rolls (6-Pack UPC:  77890 28697)                                     
Wegmans Sub Rolls   (6-Pack UPC:  77890 58953)    (Rolls used in our Old Fashioned Sub Shop are not included.)              
Wegmans Old-Fashioned Dinner Rolls (12-Pack UPC:  77890 75813)
Wegmans Wheat Rolls  (6-Pack UPC:  77890 82778)
Wegmans Challah Rolls  (6-Pack UPC:  77890 85195)
Wegmans Old-Fashioned Vienna Rolls  (6-Pack UPC:  77890 12391)
Wegmans Mini Kaiser Rolls (sold individually only)
Wegmans Challah Bread  (UPC:  77890 91040) 
Bagels and Bialys – All varieties sold individually
Bagels sold in six packs – see below

Cinnamon Raisin    77890 62804
Assorted               77890 62807
Plain                     77890 62786
Sesame                 77890 62795
Honey Wheat       77890 62816

Important:  This recall does not affect packaged breads and rolls sold in the commercial bakery section of Wegmans’ stores, the area where Wegmans and national brand packaged breads/rolls are sold.  It also does not affect Wegmans bagels sold in the dairy or frozen food departments.
The bagels, rolls and bread were sold in Wegmans’ stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland. Wegmans estimates that approximately 100,000 cases of bagels, rolls and Challah bread are included in the recall, although the company believes that only a very small percentage could actually be affected. 

Customers may return the product to Wegmans for a full refund.  Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department at 585-464-4760 (in Rochester) or toll free at 1 (800) WEGMANS (934-6267) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

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