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Mislabeled Salads Recalled by Whole Foods

CAMBRIDGE, Mass (CN) - Whole Foods said it is recalling salad packages listing the wrong ingredients because consumers were not warned about an egg allergen.

On Monday, Whole Foods Market recalled 10-ounce packages of asparagus, pea and ricotta salad because the product was mislabeled and actually contained miniature asparagus, sun dried tomato and Swiss frittatas.

An egg allergen from the frittatas was undeclared due to the labeling mistake, which led to the recall.

The recalled salad packages have a UPC code of 036406303445 and a sell-by date of April 14, 2016. They were sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Customers who bought the recalled salads can return them to the store for a full refund, the company said.

Whole Foods' recall announcement was posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website Monday.

"People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product," the company said in its announcement. "No illnesses or reactions have been reported."

The recalled salads were made at the Whole Foods Market North Atlantic Kitchen in Everett, Mass.


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