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Whole Foods Market voluntarily recalls Chicken Spring Rolls and Peanut Sesame Noodles
containing peanuts due to possible health risk from one store



Libba Letton

- October 2, 2012 - Whole Foods Market is recalling two premade items, Chicken Spring Rolls and Peanut Sesame Noodles, sold in its prepared food department in the grab and go section and at the full service chef’s case, due to possible Salmonella contamination in the peanuts used as an ingredient. 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.

The recalled items were sold from Sept. 27- 28, 2012 from the Kirby location (2955 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX). To date, no illnesses have been reported related to these items. This recall is in response to a recall by Sunland, Inc., whose recalled peanut butter has been connected to 30 illnesses in 19 states.

Below is the Whole Foods Market store that was affected and the recalled products that were sold at that location:

Whole Foods Market Store NameAddressRecalled Product
Kirby2955 Kirby Drive Houston, TexasChicken Spring Rolls
UPC Number: 225757203997
with a sell by date of 10/1 or 10/2

Peanut Sesame Noodles
UPC Number: 222099604192
with either a sold on date of 9/27 or 9/28 or a sell by date of 10/1 of 10/2

These products, Chicken Spring Rolls (UPC Number: 225757203997) and Peanut Sesame Noodles (UPC Number: 222099604192), were sold from the prepared foods department in the grab and go section and at the full service chef’s case in a clear 8oz-16oz clamshell container from Sept. 27- 28, 2012. UPC and sell by dates may be found on a white sticker on the bottom or the side of the container.

Signage is posted at this Whole Foods Market store to notify customers of this recall. Consumers who have purchased Chicken Spring Rolls (UPC Number: 225757203997) and Peanut Sesame Noodles (UPC Number: 222099604192) from this location 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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