The recall was initiated after Whole Foods employees noticed the discrepancy during unpacking, according to the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Whole Foods’ supplier, Willow Tree Poultry Farm of Attleboro, Massachusetts, said the packages actually contained cranberry-apple tuna.
The salad was pulled for “misbranding” and containing an “undeclared allergen.” Affected products were distributed in 12.5 oz. packages to about 35 Whole Foods stores in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
As to why Willow Tree Poultry Farm — which lists no tuna products on its company website — was sending tuna to Whole Foods in the first place, a spokesperson said that it produces “private label” products for select Whole Foods locations.
In January, Willow Tree issued a recall for more than 200 pounds of “chicken salad” after the product was found to contain egg salad. In that case, the company discovered the error after sending the salad to a supplier in New Jersey.
Consumers have been urged to discard any recalled salads or return them to Whole Foods for a recall.
To date, there have been no reports of injuries or allergic reactions associated with the new recall.
Source: FOX News