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Allergy Alert Issued in Select Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Almond Flour in Tarts

For Immediate Release

January 4, 2017

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Whole Foods Market

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Betsy Harden
Betsy.Harden@wholefoods.com

Announcement

Austin, TX - Select Whole Foods Market stores in Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia are voluntarily recalling tarts because the products contained tree nut (almond flour) allergens that were not listed on the product labels. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (almond flour) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

All affected products have been removed from store shelves. The tarts include chocolate ganache, French apple, fresh berry, fresh fruit amero shell, fruit, key lime, lemon, and peanut butter chocolate. The products were packaged in cardboard containers with Whole Foods Market labels and best-by dates of January 7, 2017 and earlier and were available at Whole Foods Market stores in Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Not all products were sold in all stores.

The products can be identified by the following UPC codes:

UPC CodeProduct Description
22024600000Tart peanut butter chocolate
22061300000Tart peanut butter chocolate
22061400000Tart peanut butter chocolate
23143000000Tart lemon small
23144500000Tart key lime 4in
24977900000Tart chocolate ganache large
24978300000Tart chocolate ganache small
24982800000Tart French apple small
24983000000Tart fresh berry large
24983100000Tart fresh berry small
24984100000Tart fresh fruit amero shell large
24985200000Tart fruit 4in
24988900000Tart key lime 9in
24989600000Tart key lime 4in
24991000000Tart lemon large 8in

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Customers who purchased these product and wish to return them can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can contact their local store or call (301) 984-4874 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

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