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Whole Foods Recalls “Apple” Cookies Amid Allergic Reaction Scare

A consumer reported an allergic reaction to cookies sold in Whole Foods Market stores sparking a recall of the product in four states.

The red and green frosted “Decorated Red Apple Cookies” may contain an undeclared egg allergen, according to the company’s recall notice on the FDA website. According to law, known allergens like eggs, nuts, gluten and other ingredients must be declared on food packaging. This is a requirement that cannot be averted.

The recall says, “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these allergens run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Customers who purchased this product at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund.”

Image: Food Safety News
Image: Food Safety News

The affected cookies were sold by the pound according to the following details:

  • Available through 8/20/2019;
  • Sold by the pound;
  • “Decorated Red Apple Cookies”; and
  • Identified as a “Sugared Apple Cookie.”

Whole Foods says the cookies were sold in stores in the following states: Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. The remaining product has been removed from store shelves.. 

The notice reports, “One allergic reaction has been reported to date. The issue was discovered after a customer alerted the store.”

For additional information, consumers with can call 844-936-8255.

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