Wegmans Brand Butter Recalled Over Listeria

The producer cited a recall from its frozen dill supplier.

Wegmans Food Market, Buffalo, Sept. 2019.
Wegmans Food Market, Buffalo, Sept. 2019.

Epicurean Butter LLC of Thornton, Colorado, is recalling its 3.5-ounce tubs of "Wegmans Lemon Dill Finishing Butter" due to a recall from its frozen dill supplier, SupHerb Farms.

It has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled butter was distributed at Wegmans Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.

The product comes in a 3.5-ounce, black plastic cup with a Wegmans label around and on the lid. The cup has a sealed lidding film under the lid. There is a “Best By” and Lot # printed with blue ink by the label around the cup. 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Epicurean Butter LLC 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.

Consumers who have purchased 3.5-ounce packages of "Wegmans Lemon Dill Finishing Butter" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 303-427-5527, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm Mountain Time Zone (MST).

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