Press Release

BJ'S Wholesale Club Announces Wellsley Farms Brand Fresh Mushrooms Not Contaminated by E.coli

February 23, 2007 7:40 AM EST

NATICK, Mass., February 23, 2007 -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. confirmed today that results from two outside laboratories reveal that all Wellsley Farms brand fresh mushrooms tested negative for E. coli. On February 20, 2007, BJ's voluntarily recalled its pre-packaged Wellsley Farms brand fresh mushrooms purchased between February 11 and February 19, 2007 due to a potential health risk. As a precautionary measure, the following items were removed from sale when preliminary test results showed the possible presence of trace amounts of E. coli from one lot code of the Wellsley Farms brand sliced mushrooms:

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

BJ's Wholesale Club issued the mushroom recall earlier this week out of an abundance of caution in order to protect its Members. The company takes food safety issues seriously and strives to makes decisions that ensure the health and safety of its Members.

Members who have further questions may contact the toll-free Member Care line at 1-800-BJS-CLUB.

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.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: aruss@bjs.com

SOURCE: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

CONTACT: Stephanie LaCroix of BJ's Wholesale Club, +1-508-651-6904