Whole Foods Recall

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The corporate office of Whole Foods in Austin TX announced on March 22, 2012 a recall of Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies. The product failed to disclose walnuts. People with this food allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled cookies were sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The package is a small brown paper bag, with a clear window and a chocolate chip cookie label on front and a UPC: 2-21485-20399-5 are printed on the back label of the bag. The recall includes Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies with sell-by dates March 8, 2012 through March 28, 2012. If you or your child was affected by the mislabeled cookies, contact a product recall attorney at Clore Law Group today.

Dangerous Product Recall

Thankfully no illnesses have been reported yet. Food allergies are serious their effects can be tragic. An article in June's journal Pediatrics concluded that 8% of American children have a life-threatening allergy. The American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology report between 150 and 200 Americans die each year from anaphylaxis, and food allergies required medical care for approximately 317,000 people from 2003 to 2006. Ninety percent of all food allergic reactions are to the "top eight": milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Symptoms typically include hives, swelling, wheezing and vomiting or diarrhea; in some cases, anaphylaxis occurs. If not treated immediately with epinephrine, a synthetic adrenaline injected into the body, anaphylaxis can be deadly.

Product Recall Law Suit

The resources to the right are helpful to develop and allergy preparedness plan. If your food allergies are severe, consuming food packaged in a plant which also packages foods containing nuts may enough to trigger an allergic reaction. When a product actually is produced with an allergen, death can result. If you or someone you loved was hurt or killed by a dangerous food product, your attorney will need to prove the manufacturer did not adequately warn the consumer of the products contents. Most severe injuries and death occur before a recall like this one. The Clore Law Group is ready to do the research needed to hold any negligent party responsible for your injuries.

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