Saturday, December 6, 2008

Allergy Alert: Kroger, Whole Foods Recall Mislabeled Items

December 6, 2008

Whole Foods Markets and The Kroger Company have each issued separate alerts as a result of labeling errors involving undeclared dairy ingredients.

Whole Foods Market has withdrawn 365 Everyday Organic High Fiber Cereal (12-ounce box, UPC #99482-40888) from store shelves to correct the labeling error. The package labels omitted the word "milk" in parentheses after the ingredient "whey." Customers who purchased the item may return it to the store for a refund.

The Kroger Company has recalled Louisiana Fish Fry Chicken/Fish Bake, 6-ounce due to the presence of undeclared buttermilk in the product. The recalled item was sold in Dillons, Food 4 Less, King Soopers, Smith's, and Ralphs stores, as well as in Kroger stores located in Michigan, Central Ohio, the northern West Virginia panhandle, Greater Memphis (TN), Arkansas, Mississippi, Greater Cincinnati (both Ohio and northern Kentucky), southeast Indiana, and Dayton (OH). Consumers should return the recalled item to the store for a refund.

Individuals who are allergic to milk may suffer a severe reaction if they consume a food item that contains even a small amount of milk protein. 

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