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Allergy alert for Whole Foods yogurt and granola parfaits

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The Whole Foods Market®  store in Dedham, MA  has issued an allergy alert on single-serve organic vanilla yogurt parfait cups with strawberries and granola, because the granola contained almonds, which were not declared on the label. One allergic reaction has been reported. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of… Continue Reading

Whole Foods closes kitchens under shadow of FDA findings

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Whole Foods Market is closing down all three of its regional kitchens that prepared ready-to-eat food — including the one in Everett, MA, that netted the grocery chain an FDA warning letter citing Listeria problems — and will be using outside suppliers instead. The move comes almost a year after inspectors from the Food and… Continue Reading

Small recall of chicken salad at Whole Foods stores in east

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Attleboro, MA-based Willow Tree Poultry Farm Inc. is recalling 204 pounds of chicken salad products because of misbranding, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The consumer ready product containers are labeled as chicken salad with the USDA mark of inspection, but actually contain an egg salad product, according to the Jan…. Continue Reading

Whole Foods recalls chocolate croissants from 51 stores for undeclared egg

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Certain Whole Foods Market stores in the Mid-Atlantic region are voluntarily recalling batches of chocolate croissants because the product contains eggs and the ingredient was not declared on the product packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this… Continue Reading

Detroit officials, Whole Foods work to limit Hepatitis A cases

Locals turned out in force when Whole Foods MArket opened its store on Mack Avenue in Detroit. The chain has six stores in Michigan.

Public health officials in Detroit are investigating two cases of Hepatitis A infection and urging anyone who recently ate food prepared at a Whole Foods Market store there to consider getting a post-exposure vaccination. City officials and corporate officials with the Austin, TX-based grocery store chain reported late this week that an employee at Whole… Continue Reading

Sam’s Club bakery supplier denies it is endangering consumers

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Orange Bakery Inc., whose customers include Whole Foods Market and Sam’s Club, this week denied claims in a federal civil case that allege the company stopped required food safety testing and has been forging third-party certifications for more than a year. The bakery company, based in Irvine, CA, has several facilities across the U.S. It… Continue Reading

Whole Foods, restaurants sold cheese linked to E. coli outbreak

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E. coli that is infecting restaurant diners in Michigan matches bacteria found in recalled Grassfields Cheese products and has spurred public health officials to warn consumers nationwide because the cheese was also sold at retail stores and online. Grassfields Cheese LLC of Coopersville, MI, issued a nationwide recall Wednesday of 20,000 pounds of its cheeses… Continue Reading

Maytag Dairy taking months to clean up Listeria problem

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Iowa-based Maytag Dairy Farms remains closed and is not expected to resume operations until at least fall in the wake of six recalls earlier this year after Listeria monocytogenes was detected in its blue cheese. The Newton, IA, company issued the initial three recalls Feb. 13, 18 and 26, followed by recalls from three retailers… Continue Reading

Whole Foods macadamia nuts recalled after Salmonella test

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Marin Foods Specialties Inc. is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts sold in Whole Foods Market stores because of possible Salmonella contamination. Routine testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detected Salmonella in the raw macadamia nuts, which are labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts,” according to the recall notice. Based in Byron,… Continue Reading

Listeria spurs additional Pecorino aged cheese recall in 9 states

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Forever Cheese Inc. is recalling Mitica brand imported Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves that was shipped to nine states because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. “The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by Forever Cheese which revealed that the imported cheese tested positive for the bacteria,” according to the recall… Continue Reading