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Tree Nut (Pecans) Allergy Alert - Two Massachusetts Whole Foods Market Stores in King Cakes

Allergy Alert Issued in Two Massachusetts Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Pecans in King Cakes

For Immediate Release

February 28, 2017

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617-492-5500

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Whole Foods MarketÂŪ stores in Arlington, MA and Brookline, MA are issuing an allergy alert to recall Cream Cheese King Cakes sold between February 4 and February 26, due to an in-store labeling error.

The cakes, which were sold in purple cardboard containers and labeled as Lonestar Bakeries Cream Cheese King Cakes, may have contained pecans, which were not declared on the ingredient list. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased this product may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

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Good point, Dawn. Bakery items are generally high risk for those with nut allergies due to cross contamination.  

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