FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Whole Foods Market is recalling two salads sold in stores throughout Connecticut due to incorrect labels, which could lead to dangerous food allergy reactions, according to the federal Food and Drug Administration.
The recalled items are the mini 4-ounce containers of prepackaged Caesar salad and the Mesclun goat cheese salad.
The labels fail to declare the possible allergen of fish and egg in the Caesar salad and tree nuts in the Mesclun goat cheese. The product has a sell by date of July 11. The recall was issued Tuesday.
The products were sold at all stores in Connecticut, except in Glastonbury, West Hartford and Bishop’s Corner. Local Whole Foods locations include stores in Darien, Danbury, Fairfield, Greenwich and Westport.
The salads were also sold in Whole Foods stores in New York and New Jersey.
The salad labels were erroneously swapped, and the Caesar Salad packages contain tree nuts and the Mesclun goat cheese packages contain a Caesar dressing with fish and egg as an ingredient.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to any of these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Signs are posted in the Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall, and all affected products have been removed from shelves.
Any consumer who has purchased these products from Whole Foods Market may take their receipt back to the store for a full refund. Customers with questions should contact their local store or call 201-567-2090 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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