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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of March 20, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 64498
Product Type Food
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Whole Foods Market
City Austin
State TX
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-11-20
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern AL, DC, GA, MD, NC, NJ, PA, SC, TN, and VA.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
365 Organic Orzo, 16oz, 20 carton/case UPC Code: 0 99482 43112 9; Lot Code: Lot 142251 Class II This product (one specific lot code) was being held at the manufacturers' request in distribution centers upon receiving. The vendor had an initial positive result for egg protein in one of their regularly scheduled tests, but it occurred after the product had shipped. The manufacturer tested again when they received a second positive result. At this time the manufacturer authorized Whole Foods Market and distribution centers to destroy the product on hand. Whole Foods Market learned from the distribution centers that two distribution centers had released the product by mistake, sending it from their York, Pa. and Atlanta, Ga. Distribution Centers to Whole Foods Market stores on Sunday November 18th,2012. 56 cases (1120 cartons) F-1144-2013