Warning: Latest Wegmans Recall Could Be In Your Pantry Right Now
If you recently picked this up at Wegmans during your latest grocery haul, be careful - it could potentially make you sick. It’s a bummer, too - because this particular Wegmans product is super delicious.
Wegmans Recalls Popular Pasta Sauce
Wegmans recently announced a recall of their Italian Classics Diavolo Pasta Sauce, which is sold in dozens of their stores across the northeast, including Western New York.
The Diavolo sauce, a “zesty sauce with cuts of tomatoes & the spicy flavor of red hot pepper” as described by Wegmans, is sold under their in-house label. It’s a favorite of shoppers who love the flavor and its low price tag (usually selling for under $3 in most stores).
Why Is Wegmans Recalling Their Diavolo Pasta Sauce?
Wegmans warns its customers that a recent batch of the Diavolo sauce could possibly contain an undeclared anchovy allergen.
If you aren’t allergic to anchovies, you should theoretically be fine - but if you are, the consequences could be severe.
If you’re allergic to shellfish, there’s a high possibility you could have a reaction to anchovies as well. However, an anchovy allergy can be difficult to deal with, because they can unexpectedly be an ingredient in many common condiments, like bloody mary mix, caesar dressing, and, yes, pasta sauce.
Allergic reactions to anchovies can vary in severity, the most common reactions being hives, an itchy mouth, vomiting, or diarrhea.
However, severe symptoms such as trouble breathing and/or a drop in blood pressure can happen when someone who is allergic ingests anchovies.
How Do You Know If Your Bottle Of Diavolo Sauce Is Affected?
If you shopped at a Western New York Wegmans recently and bought their Italian Classics Diavolo Pasta Sauce, check it to see if it contains the following UPC code, lot code, and “best by” date.
Wegmans Italian Classics Diavolo Pasta Sauce 24 OZ
Lot Code #F0589
Best By 3/31/25
If the bottle of Diavolo sauce in your pantry matches the info above, and you’re worried about serving it, you can return it to the Wegmans customer service desk for a full refund.
Here are the Wegmans stores affected by the Italian Classics Diavolo Pasta Sauce recall in New York State:
- Alberta Drive
- Amhest Street
- Calkins Road
- Dick Road
- East Avenue
- Great Northern
- Holt Road
- James Street
- John Glenn
- Johnson City
- Latta Road
- Losson Road
- Lyell Avenue
- Military Road
- Mt. Read
- Niagara Falls Boulevard
- Sheridan Drive
- Taft Road
- Transit Road
- West Seneca