September 27, 2020

Whole Foods Recalls Products Made with Cumin

Whole Foods Market is recalling foods made with cumin that may contain undeclared peanut, one of the major food allergens. People with an allergy to peanuts could have a life-threatening reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled food items include prepared salads, seasoned meat items, tacos, and other seasoned foods. They were sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Not all of the recalled products were sold at all of the stores. Whole Foods has pulled the spice and all items containing the recalled ingredient. Signage is posted in the stores about the recall. You can see the long … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts for Possible Salmonella

Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts in 5.6 ounce plastic tubs. The UPC number is 7-23055-21415-3 and the sell-by dates are 4/22/15, 5/4/15, and 5/6/15. They were sold in Whole Foods Market, Greenlife Grocery, and Harry's Farmers Market stores in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a double bagged or sealed container so other people and animals can't eat it. You can return the receipt to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Raw Almonds for Hydrogen Cyanide

Organic Raw Almonds (bitter almonds) sold at Whole Foods stores in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Reno, Nevada and Boise are being recalled for elevated levels of naturally occurring hydrogen cyanide. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported according to laboratory test results, but consumers who have purchased these nuts should not eat them. The nuts, imported from Italy and Spain and distributed by Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. of Byron, Calif., are described in the recall notice as "the wild form of the edible sweet almonds."  Bitter almonds contain  glycoside amygdalin,  chemical which creates hydrogen cyanide when the almonds are crushed or chewed. Eating foods that contain hydrogen cyanide may cause illness with symptoms including: dizziness, … [Read more...]

E. coli Illnesses Prompt Whole Foods Ground Beef Recall in Massachusetts

Three E.coli illnesses in Massachusetts have prompted a recall of ground beef products sold at Whole Foods stores in South Weymouth and Newton, Massachusetts. Three people who ate ground beef purchased from these stores developed E. coli O157:H7 infections between June 13 and June 25. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is working with the Massachusetts Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an investigation of the illnesses. A recall has been issued for 368 pounds of ground beef products produced in June and sold at the stores. Health officials are concerned that some people may have the recalled products in their freezers. Consumers who have any of the products listed below should not eat them as E.coli can … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Items Made with Stone Fruit Recalled for Listeria

Whole Foods Market is recalling made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit from Wawona Packing Company because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the symptoms of listeriosis can take up to 70 days to appear. The made-in-store items include those made with peaches, nectarines, and plums. THey were sold between June 1 and July 21, 2014. Not all items or all products were sold in all store locations. The products include cakes, tarts, salsas, and prepared salads. They were sold in Whole Foods Market stores using the Whole Foods Market scale labels in all states where the stores are looted except Florida, Washington, and Oregon. The company has released a PDF with a list of all of the … [Read more...]

Whole Foods in Hyannis Recalls Chocolate Chewies for Undeclared Nuts

Whole Foods Market in Hyannis, Mass.  is recalling "Chocolate Chewies" because they contain undeclared walnuts. No allergic reactions have been reported and no other stores are involved. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Signage has been posted in the store to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves. The recalled product was sold in the Hyannis store between Sunday, July 13, 2014 and Friday, July 18, 2014 in clear, clamshell packages with the "Use By" date of: 7/18/14. Consumers with questions should contact the store.     … [Read more...]

Maggots in the Meat Case at Noe Valley Whole Foods

It's hard to say what is worse, that there were live maggots in the meat case of the Noe Valley Whole Foods, or the store's response to the unsanitary discovery.  A meat clerk told KRON-4 news that when he arrived at work the Monday before last,  he was shown the maggots, more then 40 of them. "It was pretty bad," meat clerk Marc Melancon, told the station. I could "actually see maggots underneath the plastic right near the meat that I was selling inside the case,”  he said. But meat sales continued throughout the day. What's more, the San Francisco health department said the store claimed only one dead maggot had been found, that it was not in contact with the meat and that the case was cleaned Monday, Tuesday and Friday, according to the news report. Going on that information, the … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Raw Cheese Recalled for Possible Listeria

Whole Foods Market is recalling Trois Comtois Morbier cheese for possible Listeria contamination. The recalled cheese was sold in the Mid Atlantic, Southwest, Northern California, Southern Pacific and Midwest regions. Customers who have purchased this cheese should not eat it. The recalled Trois Comtois Morbier was sold in  11-pound wheels which were then cut and wrapped in varying weights and are labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label.  Following is the label information for each region. In Arizona,  southern California, Hawaii, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, and the cheese was labeled "Morbier Raw Milk"  with the PLU 293358. In Ohio, Virginia and Washington D.C., the cheese was labeled "Morbier AOC Le Trois" with the PLU 293608. In Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Recalls Vegan and Chicken Salads for Undeclared Allergens

Whole Foods Market is recalling two kinds of bulk curried salad- chicken and vegan, because they may contain undeclared allergens of egg and soy.  Labels for the products were accidentally reversed. The vegan "chick'n" salad contains soy, and the curried chicken salad contains egg. Consumers with egg or soy allergies should not consume these products. No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall. The recalled products were sold at salad bars on May 7 and May 8 at the following 15 stores: Darien, CT; Fairfield, CT;  West Hartford, CT; Portland, ME;  Framingham, MA; Fresh Pond in Cambridge, MA; Milburn-Union, NJ; Montclair, NJ;  Rose City-Madison, NJ; West Orange, NJ; Jericho, NY; Lake Grove, NY; Manhasset, NY; Columbus Circle in New York City and Upper West Side in … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Takes Lead On GMO Labeling

Whole Foods Market has announced that by 2018 all products containing genetically modified ingredients must be labeled so if they are to be sold at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. It is the first American grocery store chain make such a requirement. “We are putting a stake in the ground on GMO labeling to support the consumer’s right to know,” Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, said in a statement. “The prevalence of GMOs in the U.S. paired with nonexistent mandatory labeling makes it very difficult for retailers to source non-GMO options and for consumers to choose non-GMO products. Accordingly, we are stepping up our support of certified organic agriculture, where GMOs are not allowed, and we are working together with our supplier partners to grow our non-GMO supply chain … [Read more...]

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