Whole Foods Pumpkin Bundt Cakes Allergy Alert and Recall

Date: February 10, 2012
What: Whole Foods Pumpkin Bundt Cakes
Why: Milk allergen not declared on the label
Scope: Whole Foods in California

Whole Foods Market is recalling its 3 ounce and 26 ounce Pumpkin Bundt Cakes because the products contain undeclared milk allergen. No illnesses have been reported to date, however people who have allergies to milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Pumpkin Bundt Cakes were made in Whole Foods Market store bakeries and sold at stores in Fresno, Monterey, San Rafael, San Ramon, and Santa Cruz.

The 3 ounce Pumpkin Bundt Cakes were sold from a service case or displayed in small, clear plastic clamshells marked with a scale label #21630100000. Expiration dates prior to Feb. 13, 2012 are affected.

The 26 ounce pumpkin bundt cakes were sold from a service case or displayed in plastic dome containers with the scale label #21637900000. Expiration dates prior to Feb. 13, 2012 are affected.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product labels did not list milk as a sub-ingredient to cream cheese.

The necessary corrections have been made for the Pumpkin Bundt Cakes currently for sale.

Consumers who purchased either of the affected products from Whole Foods Market may return it to the store for a full refund.

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

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