Alert: Whole Foods Recall


On February 10, Whole Foods Markets, Inc. recalled tens of thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat products because they have been contaminated with peanut allergens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared it a Class I hazard — that is, “a situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” The tainted products were shipped to retail stores in Connecticut, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Whole Foods Markets are located in a number of cities in Maryland: Annapolis, Columbia, Baltimore, Gaithersburg, Chevy Chase, and Rockville. Dates to Know & Recalled Products List A company which supplies spices to Whole Foods alerted them that cumin used in chili products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens. The recalled items were produced between January 14, 2015 and February 5, 2015. If you have recently shopped at Whole Foods, these are the contaminated products you should look for in your pantry or refrigerator: 16 lb bulk containers of “CHILI, TURKEY AND BLACK BEAN” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15. 16 lb bulk containers of “CHILI, BRAISED BEEF”[…..]