Wegmans Supermarkets recalled some Cape Neddick/Blue Point oysters because they may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a naturally-occurring bacterium found in brackish salt water. If the oysters were eaten raw, the bacterium can cause gastrointestinal illness, according to the Wegmans website. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture issued the recall on Aug. 5.
The Blue Point oysters with the following UPC codes were recalled:
These oysters were sold in the seafood departments of a variety of Wegmans supermarkets in New Jersey, including the one in Manalapan. The oysters were also sold at Wegmans stores in New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachussetts. The oysters were sold between July 13 and Aug. 5, the website said. They may have also been sold at Wegmans restaurants during and food bars during that time period, as well.
The oysters may be returned to Wegmans for a full refund. If you have any questions about this, you may call Wegmans Consumer Affairs at 1-855-934-3663, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.