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Food Recall: Mini Butter Croissants

food recall - egg allergen
food recall – egg allergen

In a nutshell: It’s interesting what Whole Foods Market considers as “southwest.” I can see Texas but Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana? Also a truly French croissant has butter as the first ingredient not wheat flour.

from the press release distributed by the FDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 18, 2014 – Whole Foods Market Southwest Region is recalling mini butter croissants because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled mini butter croissants were sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label reading “mini butter croissants” in six pack plastic containers with a “best by” date of April 21 to April 23 and a UPC of 2 28719-00499-1, which is noted on the scale label. The mini butter croissants were distributed to 26 Whole Foods Market stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The recall was initiated after product was distributed without allergen declared on labeling. The issue was discovered when one illness was reported. To date, one illness has been reported.

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market Southwest stores that carried the product to notify customers of this recall. Customers who have purchased this product 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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