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    Wegmans Issues Second Product Recall in a Month

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- For the second time this month, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. here has issued a voluntary recall of a private label product -- this time it's 22-ounce loaves of Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Country Wheat Hearty Sliced Bread with a "Best if used by" date of Aug. 22, because the item may contain pieces of cotton and could pose a choking hazard. The retailer received several complaints on Wednesday from shoppers who discovered pieces of cotton baked into the product.

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- For the second time this month, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. here has issued a voluntary recall of a private label product -- this time it's 22-ounce loaves of Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Country Wheat Hearty Sliced Bread with a "Best if used by" date of Aug. 22, because the item may contain pieces of cotton and could pose a choking hazard. The retailer received several complaints on Wednesday from shoppers who discovered pieces of cotton baked into the product.

    Earlier this month Wegmans voluntarily recalled all sizes of Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Spring Water, produced for the grocer by West Seneca, N.Y.-based Mayer Brothers, for all use-by dates on or before Aug. 8. The water recall was spurred by test results showing levels of bromate in the products exceeding the maximum allowable level of 10 parts per billion.

    The bread, like the water, was sold exclusively at Wegmans stores.

    No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date from the water or the bread.

    Wegmans is currently looking into the problem with the bread, and says that it believes the cotton came from potholders that accidentally entered the dough while the manufacturing process.

    Customers were instructed to return the recalled bread to Wegmans for a full refund.

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