Whole Foods Market is recalling the following bulk cookie items because they contain almonds and pecans, two undeclared allergens. These products were sold loose as Cookies-by-the-Pound, a self-service section in the Bakery area of the store. The two products are
- Wedding Cookies (contain pecans)
- Almondine Wedding Cookies (contain almonds)
Consumers with almond or pecan allergies who have purchased Wedding Cookies or Almondine Wedding Cookies from the Cookies-by-the-Pound section are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds or pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Wedding Cookies and Almondine Wedding Cookies were distributed in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee between October 22 and November 15 2012. One illness has been confirmed in Georgia.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the point-of-sale signs on the almond- and pecan-containing products were missing this allergen information. Consumers with questions may contact 512-542-0060 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm CDT excluding Nov. 22 – 23, 2012.