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Whole Foods Recalls PB Cookies in Four States

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle recalls almond products

Whole Foods Market has recalled 3oz peanut butter cookies and 3oz peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies sold in its self-serve pastry case, and mini peanut butter cookies sold in 12-pack paper bags due to possible Salmonella contamination in the peanut butter used as an ingredient.

The recalled cookies were sold before Sept. 29, 2012 in all Whole Foods Market stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

No illnesses have been reported related to the cookies. This cookie recall is in response to a recall by Sunland, Inc., whose recalled peanut butter has been connected to 30 illnesses in 19 states in a rare outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney.

Two of the recalled items are sold in the self-serve pastry case (3oz Peanut Butter Cookie, 3oz Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk), under the cookie PLU (47963).

The packaged cookies (Mini Peanut Butter Cookie 12pk) are sold in small, plain brown bags featuring a cellophane window on the front, an oval Whole Foods Market sticker that says “mini peanut butter cookies” and has the PLU (22096100000). The recall includes all of these cookies sold before Sept. 29, 2012.

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall. Consumers who have purchased 3oz Peanut Butter Cookie, 3oz Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk or Mini Peanut Butter Cookie 12pk in these four states should discard them.

The Austin-based grocery chain is offering refunds for purchase receipts.

Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle is also initiating a recall of Evolution Fresh Brand Cinnamon Apple & Almond Butter Sandwiches and Almond Butter that contain Almond Butter named in the with the Sunland, Inc., recall.

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