Another undeclared allergens recall for Whole Foods despite warning from FDA
Whole Foods, purchased by Amazon in 2017, has run afoul of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration once again. This comes on the heels of Whole Foods issuing another recall due to undeclared allergens. This time the issue comes from undeclared pistachios, a tree nut, that were mistakenly included in Cranberry Biscotti at 6 Whole Foods stores.
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The recall was initiated after a customer lodged a complaint. Customers with moderate to severe allergies to tree nuts are especially at risk. So far 1 illness has been reported. The recalled biscotti was sold in 6 stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. All remaining recalled products were removed from store shelves.
In December of 2020, the FDA issued a warning to Whole Foods after the company voluntarily recalled more than 30 products over a 13 month period from October 2019 to November 2020. As the FDA explains it, these recalls were all issued “because the presence of major food allergens was not listed on the finished product labels.” The FDA warned Whole Foods that they are ultimately responsible for investigating their recalls, and urged them to take “prompt action”. Failure to meet the expectations of the FDA, could lead to injunctions or seizures.
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