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Whole Foods Market Recalls Mislabeled Soup in Six States Due to Possible Undeclared Allergen



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 2, 2012 – Whole Foods Market is recalling soup sold in all stores in six states due to mislabeling. The Whole Foods Market Kitchens soup, labeled as Roasted Garlic and Eggplant Soup, was in fact Lobster Bisque, which poses the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if consumed by customers with a shellfish or milk allergy. 

The soup was sold in 24oz containers from Whole Foods Market stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, between September 29 and October 2, 2012. The label includes a sell-by date of October 4, 2012.

Signage is posted in affected Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market may return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.




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