Check Your Fridge For This Whole Foods Dressing
People with allergies and other sensitivities to certain food ingredients should be on the lookout for a new salad dressing recall from Whole Foods.
A popular Caesar dressing sold at Whole Foods contains two things that don’t appear on the ingredient list. These are soy and wheat, and they could cause life-threatening reactions in people with wheat-related allergies or illnesses.
Wheat and soy are both fairly common allergens, so it’s essential that you be aware of this new recall if you shop at Whole Foods.
Whole Foods Caesar Dressing Recall
Van Law announced the recall of Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing a few days ago. The announcement is available in full from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). callback website.
The company said the Whole Foods Caesar dressing in the recall contains soy and wheat, which are known allergens. An investigation revealed that a temporary breakdown in Van Law Food Product’s labeling and packaging processes resulted in a labeling error.
Customers who recently purchased the dressing from Whole Foods should check the packages for the following identifiers. The 12 oz glass bottles have UPC 99482-49028 and a “best before date” of 11/17/22.
The company sold Whole Foods Caesar dressing in various states. Customers should be aware of the Whole Foods salad dressing recall in Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, New York, Texas and New Hampshire.
Soy and wheat allergies
Van Law says he has not received any reports of illness related to Whole Foods Caesar dressing following the recall. However, people with soy and wheat allergies are at risk of developing life-threatening symptoms. Likewise, people with wheat sensitivities and those with conditions such as celiac disease could be at risk.
Soy allergic may lead to tingling in the mouth, hives, itching, scaly skin, swelling of the lips, throat, tongue and other parts of the body, wheezing, runny nose and difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and skin flushing.
Severe reactions lead to anaphylaxis, which can be fatal. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing after the throat swells. Additionally, allergy sufferers may experience shock, a severe drop in blood pressure, rapid pulse, lightheadedness, lightheadedness, and/or loss of consciousness.
People who suffer from wheat allergies may experience similar symptoms, and some may develop anaphylaxis. The Mayo Clinic also advises not to confuse an allergic reaction to wheat with celiac disease.
With celiac disease, it is the gluten in wheat that can cause the immune system to react abnormally. Of course, people with celiac disease should also be on the lookout for Whole Foods Caesar dressing as part of the recall.
what you should do
Consumers who have purchased Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing should discard the product. The company says you can request a point-of-sale refund, provided you have a receipt.
If you do not have soy and wheat allergies, you can still consume the recalled product. However, friends and family could be at risk of a life-threatening reaction if you serve them the bandage. The best thing to do would be to discard the Whole Foods Caesar dressing during the recall.
If you think you experienced any side effects after consuming the dressing, you should consider consulting a doctor. Also be sure to review the full recall announcement where you will find Van Law’s contact information. You will find it at this link.
Finally, speaking of salads, you should also be aware of this new lettuce recall.
Learn more about the latest recalls in our recall guide here.