Whole Foods Market Recalls Mislabeled Curried Chicken Salad and Vegan Chick’n Salad Sold at the Cold Salad Bar Due to Undeclared Allergens

Whole foodsOn May 9 the FDA announced that Whole Foods Market is recalling bulk curried chicken salad and bulk vegan curried chick’n salad because in some stores these items may have been sold with reversed labels causing undeclared soy and egg allergens. Due to the label mix-up, allergens were undeclared; the vegan chick’n salad contains soy, and the curried chicken salad contains egg.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products were for sale on 5/7/13 and 5/8/13.

The curried chicken salad and the vegan curried chick’n salad were sold in the cold salad bars at the following

15 Whole Foods Market store locations:

Darien, Connecticut

Fairfield, Connecticut

West Hartford, Connecticut

Portland, Maine

Framingham, Massachusetts

Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Milburn-Union, New Jersey

Montclair, New Jersey

Rose City-Madison, New Jersey

West Orange, New Jersey

Jericho, New York

Lake Grove, New York

Manhasset, New York

Columbus Circle in New York City

Upper West Side in New York City

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Signage is posted in affected Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from the salad bar.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market may return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

It is the responsibility of retail food distribution companies and services to follow FDA established safety and cleanliness protocols. If you believe that you or a member of your family has been sickened because of a violation, please contact Jacoby & Meyers immediately.

 

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