BJ's Wholesale Club Announces Voluntary Recall of Mushrooms

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NATICK, MA (AP) - BJ's Wholesale club is voluntarily recalling its prepackaged, private label brand mushrooms after testing turned up possible trace amounts of E. coli bacteria.

The Natick-based retailer says the voluntary recall covers Wellsley Farms brand fresh mushrooms purchased between February eleventh and February 19th.

BJ's says the possible E. coli was found during a routine produce inspection.

Tests to confirm the initial results are ongoing.

The mushrooms were supplied by Kaolin Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Kaolin owner John Pia says he understands BJ's decision to recall the mushrooms, but adds there's no definitive evidence they were contaminated.

He's certain follow-up tests will prove they were safe.

Final results should be known by the end of next week.

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