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Whole Foods Market Voluntarily Recalls Two Bulk Bin Items in Two States Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact

Consumer:
512-542-0060

Media:
Libba Letton,
libba.letton@wholefoods.com


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 28, 2012 - Whole Foods Market is recalling Peanut Butter Power Chews and Treasure Trove Mix, both sold as bulk items, in seven stores in Florida and one store in southern California due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Below is a list of Whole Foods Market stores that were affected, and the recalled products that were sold at those locations:

Whole Foods Market Store Name

Address

Recalled Product

Coral Gables

6701 Red Road
Coral Gables Florida

Treasure Trove Mix, Bulk
PLU 6922

 Coral Springs

810 University Drive
Coral Springs, Florida

Treasure Trove Mix, Bulk
PLU 6922

Naples

9101 Strada Place
Naples, Florida

Treasure Trove Mix, Bulk
PLU 6922

Palm Beach Gardens

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens
Palm Beach Garden, Florida

Treasure Trove Mix, Bulk
PLU 6922

Sarasota

1451 1st Street
Sarasota, Florida

Treasure Trove Mix, Bulk
PLU 6922

Tampa

1548 North Dale Mabry Blvd
Tampa, Florida

Treasure Trove Mix, Bulk
PLU 6922

El Segundo

760 South Sepulveda Blvd.
El Segundo, California

Bulk Sweets Mix (containing peanut butter power chews)
PLU 9663

These products were sold from self-serve bulk bins and have no label. The recalled items were sold between May 1st and September 27th in the Florida and California Whole Foods Market stores listed above.

No illnesses have been reported related to the bulk bin items. This recall is in response to a recall by Sunridge Farms/Falcon Trading who was supplied peanut butter by Sunland, Inc which has been connected to 30 illnesses in 18 states.

Signs are posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall. Consumers who have purchased bulk Treasure Trove Mix or Bulk Sweets Mix containing peanut butter power chews in the stores listed above should discard them, and may bring their receipt to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact 512-542-0060 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm CDT.

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