Whole Foods Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies Allergy Alert and Recall

Date: March 22, 2012
What: Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Why: Walnuts allergen not declared on the label
Scope: Whole Foods stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Whole Foods Market is recalling Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies because the product has undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

The recalled items were sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The product is packaged in a small brown paper bag, with a clear window and a chocolate chip cookie label on front. The sell-by date and UPC 2-21485-20399-5 are printed on the back label of the bag. All Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies with sell-by dates March 8, 2012 through March 28, 2012 are affected by the recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Whole Foods initiated the recall when a labeling error was discovered by a store team member.

Customers who purchased the affected product from Whole Foods Market stores may return them for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market at (512) 542-0878 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central time.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.