On 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:
West Hartford, Connecticut
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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