NEW YORK (PIX11) – Salads sold at Whole Foods stores in the tri-state area are being recalled due to mislabeling that could lead to life-threatening reactions in consumers with food allergies.
Pre-packaged Caesar salad and Mesclun Goat Cheese salad with sell-by date of July 11 are affected by the recall.
Stored in 4-ounce containers, the salads were sold Monday at Whole Foods stores in New York, New Jersey (excluding Princeton, Cherry Hill and Marlton) and Connecticut (excluding Glastonbury, West Hartford and Bishop’s Corner).
“The salad labels were erroneously swapped and therefore the Caesar Salad packages contain tree nuts and the Mesclun Goat Cheese packages contain a Caesar dressing containing fish and egg as an ingredient,” the company said in its recall notice posted Tuesday.
Customers with allergies to nuts, fish or eggs run the risk of suffering serious or life-threatening reactions if they eat the products.
All the effected salads have been removed from Whole Foods shelves, and signs announcing the recall have been posted in tri-state area stores.
Customers can bring the salads and their receipt back to Whole Foods for a full refund. Questions about the recall should be directed to customers’ local store or 201-567-2090.