Whole Foods recalls RTE chili

by Erica Shaffer
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WASHINGTON – Whole Foods Markets, Inc. announced a recall of approximately 33,191 lbs. of ready-to-eat chili products that contain peanut which is not declared on the product label.

A Whole Foods manufacturing plant was notified by a spice supplier that the cumin used in the chili may have been contaminated with peanut allergens, the Food Safety and Inspection Service reported. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions related to the chili products.

The products were shipped to retail outlets in Connecticut, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Products subject to the recall include:

• 16-lb. bulk containers of “CHILI, TURKEY AND BLACK BEAN” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
• 16-lb. bulk containers of “CHILI, BRAISED BEEF” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15
• 24-oz. packages of “CHICKEN CHILI BURRITO” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
• 24-oz. packages of “PORK CARNITAS BURRITO” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
• 24-oz. packages of “GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST QUESADILLA” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
• 10-lb. bulk containers of “CHICKEN CHILI VERDE” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
• 10-lb. bulk container of “PORK CARNITAS” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
• 1.5-lb. packages of “CHILI, TURKEY & BLACK BEAN” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
• 1.5-lb. packages of “CHILI, BRAISED BEEF” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
• 23-oz. packages of “BLAZIN’ BEEF CHILI” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15.
• 10-lb. bulk containers of “Beef for Barbacoa (Beef and Onions in Spicy Sauce)” with production dates of 1/14/15 to 2/5/15

The products were made on various dates from Jan. 14 through Feb. 5. The products bear the establishment number “20234” and “18768” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have the sell by date printed on the product label.
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