Salad dressing recall: Check your house for this salad dressing from a major supermarket

A company issued a salad kit recall a few weeks ago because the dressing in the kit contained undeclared allergens. Now is the time for a similar recall, but this time it’s a Whole Foods salad dressing recall that has come into focus.

The problem is however similar. Whole Foods dressing contains two ingredients that do not appear on the label. These are soy and wheat, which can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. On top of that, people who suffer from other wheat-related health issues, such as celiac disease, are at risk of developing symptoms consistent with their disease.

Whole Foods Dressing Recall

Van Law Food Products recently issued the recall of Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the announcement on this link.

Customers should look for the following identifiers on 12 oz glass bottles of Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing: UPC code 99482-49027 and an expiration date of 04/06/2023.

Whole Foods sold the dressing in its produce or dairy section. Customers in the following states may have purchased it: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York , North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Van Law initiated the recall after discovering it was distributing Whole Foods salad dressing with labels that did not mention soy or wheat. An investigation showed that the problem arose during manufacturing. The production process encountered a problem, mistakenly placing the back label of a different product on the dressing in this recall.

Whole Foods Dressing Recall: Front of package. Image sources: FDA

Soy and wheat allergies

Van Law says he has not received any illness reports. However, people allergic to soy Where wheat are at risk of developing symptoms. These can be mild and will appear after eating the dressing. Symptoms are similar regardless of the allergen. They are consistent with food allergy symptoms:

  • Tingling or itching in the mouth
  • Hives, itching or eczema
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, throat or other parts of the body
  • Wheezing, nasal congestion, or difficulty breathing
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting

People with severe soy or wheat allergies are at risk of developing anaphylaxis. It is a life-threatening complication that requires medical treatment. Here are the symptoms of anaphylaxis:

  • Constriction and tightening of the airways
  • A swollen throat or the sensation of a lump in the throat that makes it difficult to breathe
  • Shock with severe drop in blood pressure
  • fast pulse
  • Dizziness, dizziness or loss of consciousness

Separately, some people who purchased Whole Foods Salad Dressing as part of this recall may suffer from wheat-related issues like celiac disease. Eating wheat can trigger digestive symptoms.

Whole Foods Dressing Recall: Back of pack.
Whole Foods Dressing Recall: Back of pack. Image sources: FDA

what you should do

Van Law asks customers to discard the product and request a refund at the point of sale. You will need a receipt to get a refund.

People who are not allergic to soy or wheat and do not have other wheat-related issues can still eat Whole Foods dressing under this recall. However, keeping products with undeclared allergens at home poses a potential risk to visiting friends and family.

Buyers who may have had medical issues after eating the bandage should contact a doctor.

Additionally, Whole Foods customers can contact Van Law for more information. Read the salad dressing recall press release on this link for contact details.

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