Press Release

BJ'S Wholesale Club Announces Voluntary Recall of Pre-Packaged Wellsley Farms Brand Fresh Mushrooms Due To Possible Health Risk

February 20, 2007 7:45 AM EST

NATICK, Mass., February 20, 2007 -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. today announced the voluntary recall of pre-packaged Wellsley Farms brand fresh mushrooms purchased between February 11 and February 19, 2007 due to a potential health risk.

Test results reported from a routine inspection of produce, showed the possible presence of trace amounts of E. coli from one lot code of Wellsley Farms brand sliced fresh mushrooms. Confirmatory testing is ongoing. Although BJ's has not received reports of illnesses, as a precautionary measure BJ's has removed from sale all potentially affected products.

  • Wellsley Farms fresh Sliced Mushrooms, 20 ounces    SKU  016377
  • Wellsley Farms fresh White Mushrooms, 24 ounces     SKU  016375
  • Wellsley Farms fresh Portabella Caps, 16 ounces     SKU  016573
  • Wellsley Farms fresh Baby Bella Caps, 10 ounces     SKU  016572
  • Wellsley Farms fresh White Mushrooms, 10 ounces     SKU  016376

BJ's members who purchased Wellsley Farms brand fresh mushrooms between February 11 and February 19, 2007 should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to any BJ's Wholesale Club for a full refund. Consumers who have further questions may contact BJ's toll free Member Care line at 1-800-BJS-CLUB.

For more information on E. coli, please visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Web site at www.FDA.gov.

Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company currently operates 172 Clubs and 96 gas stations in 16 states. For more information about BJ's, please visit www.bjs.com.

FCMN Contact: slacroix@bjs.com

SOURCE: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

CONTACT: Stephanie LaCroix, BJ's Wholesale Club, 508-651-6904