Whole Foods Recalls Popcorn Brand
Undeclared Milk Ingredients Found in '365 Organic Everyday Value Popcorn, Lightly Salted'
Aug. 15, 2008 -- Whole Foods Market is recalling its "365 Organic
Everyday Value Popcorn, Lightly Salted" because it may contain undeclared
The popcorn in these packages was incorrectly flavored with a white cheddar
seasoning that includes milk ingredients; the seasoning may not be visibly
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk ingredients run the
risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat this product.
No illnesses had been reported as of yesterday, according to a Whole Foods
Market news release posted on the FDA's web site.
Whole Foods' 365 Organic Everyday Value Popcorn, Lightly Salted was
distributed to and sold in Whole Foods Market retail stores in California,
Arizona, Nevada, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington
D.C., Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Oregon, New Jersey, New
York, and Washington state.
The product is sold in a blue and white 5-ounce bag with a picture of
popcorn in a red and white container. It's labeled as 365 Organic Everyday
Value Organic Popcorn, Lightly Salted with a UPC of 9948240552. The recalled
product's lot code is stamped on the front top right corner and reads "Sell
By 10/28/08" or "Sell By 10/29/08."
Whole Foods issued the recall after discovering that the product containing
milk ingredients was incorrectly packaged in bags that did not reveal the
presence of milk ingredients. The problem was caused by a temporary breakdown
in the producer's packaging processes, according to Whole Foods.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to
any Whole Foods Market for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call
Whole Foods Market at 512-542-0656.