Wegmans recalls mashed sweet potatoes for plastic contamination

    First the pine nuts, now the mashed sweet potatoes. Wegmans has issued its second product recall in less than a month, this time due to concerns of plastic contamination.

    The grocer has recalled 4,000 lbs. of the mashed sweet potatoes after consumers complained of finding plastic bits in the food. The Associated Press reports supplier Orval Kent Foods of Wheeling, Ill., issued the recall, but there have been no reports of injury.

    On Oct. 26, Wegmans recalled 5,000 lbs. of pine nuts due to possible salmonella contamination.

    If you bought a 24 oz. package of the potatoes between Sept. 22 and Nov. 9 in a Wegmans in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland or Massachusetts, you can return the package for a full refund.

    The package has a Nov. 18 use by date.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.