A Vidalia onion Listeria recall includes Wegmans and Publix stores. Consumers who have purchased these onions, sold by the pound in bulk bins at select store locations in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania, should not eat them as Listeria can cause severe illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
Onion Recall at Wegmans, Publix
A&M Farms of Lyons, Georgia issued the onion Listeria recall on June 30 after internal testing detected Listeria on a packing line. The recalled onions were sold at select Wegmans and Publix locations from June 22, 2022, through June 24, 2022, and had PLU stickers with the numbers 4159 or 4166.
Symptoms of a Listeria Infection
Symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. These symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth even if the mother experiences only mild symptoms of illness.