Whole Foods Recalls Cheesecake Bars For Nut Allergen

Whole Foods has announced a recall of cheesecake bars sold in 9 stores, over fears the foods could be contaminated with a tree nut flour ingredient that is not disclosed on the products’ packaging.

Whol Foods pulls cheesecake bars from 9 stores after discovering that they were made with a nut ingredient.

Whole Foods did not supply a photo of the recalled cheesecake bars for us to share with you but did allow us to pull this one from its online media kit. Whole Foods Market®; Bakery display Photo credit: Georg Beyer

In its press release about the recall, the company says that the recall covers only 9 stores in 3 states. Those addresses  include:

  • 55 Welles St, Glastonbury, CT
  • 40 Railroad St, Andover, MA
  • 808 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
  • 200 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA
  • 340 River St, Cambridge, MA
  • 327 Russell St, Hadley, MA
  • 990 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA
  • 536 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA
  • 151 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston, RI

The reason for the recall, says the company, is the discovery that the foods may have been made with almond flour. From the way the press release is worded, it sounds as though Whole Foods does not make the snacks in-house, but contracts them from a supplier who then sends them on to a distributor. Whole Foods says it was only after the foods made it to the distributor that the mistake was caught.

The recalled cheesecake bars were sold for about 8 months and were on store shelves at least until January 12, 2018. Neither Whole Foods nor the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, have logged any reports of anyone being injured or sickened.

If you bought any of the recalled bars, the company says you can bring your receipt back to your nearest Whole Foods. You’ll be given a refund. And, of course, for more information, you can always speak to the company directly at 1-844-936-8255.