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Whole Foods Market recalls carrot cake cupcakes for undeclared walnuts in Northern California



Libba Letton


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 11, 2012 - Whole Foods Market is recalling its variety cupcake six-packs sold in stores in Northern California because some of the products contain undeclared walnuts. One illness has been reported to date, and people who have allergies to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Whole Foods Market cupcake six-packs sold in Northern California included several flavors of cupcake, including chocolate, red velvet, and vanilla in addition to carrot cake. Only the carrot cake cupcakes contain walnuts. Six-packs that do not contain carrot cake cupcakes are NOT affected by this recall.

The recalled cupcakes were sold at stores in Folsom, Lafayette, Los Altos, Mill Valley, Novato, Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Sonoma.

The cupcake six-packs came in clear, plastic clamshell containers. The recall includes all expiration packed on dates prior to May 10th 2012. Customers who have purchased these products may return them to the store for a full refund.

Signage is posted in affected Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.
The necessary corrections have been made for the cupcake six-packs currently for sale.

Consumers who have purchased the affected products from Whole Foods Market may return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store.



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