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Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region Recalls Pimiento Cheese Due to Undeclared Egg


Libba Letton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 17, 2013 - Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region is recalling the following pimiento cheese spread because it contains eggs, an undeclared allergen.

The recalled pimiento cheese spread was sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label reading “pimiento cheese spread” with a UPC of < 0 00000 23480 1 >, is 7 ounces and includes a “use by” date of 7/29/13, which is noted on the scale label.

People who have an allergy or sever sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The pimiento cheese spread was distributed in Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C. and New Jersey (Princeton store only).

To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Signage is posted in all Whole Foods Market Mid Atlantic stores to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market should discard it, and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 512-477-5566, extension 20060, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.


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