Whole Foods Recalls Popcorn Chicken That May Contain Shellfish


KEY POINTS

  • The undeclared allergen was discovered because of a customer complaint
  • To date, one illness related to the recall has been reported
  • Shellfish is said to be among the most common food allergens

Whole Foods Market is recalling its popcorn chicken products that were found to have undeclared shrimp. Shrimp is among the shellfish that cause the greatest number of allergic reactions, so people with a shellfish allergy may be at risk of experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction when they consume the affected product.

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a company announcement from Whole Foods Market recalling its “Popcorn chicken with sweet chili sauce” because it may contain undeclared shellfish, specifically shrimp. According to the announcement, the problem was discovered because of a customer complaint and one illness has since been reported.

As a result, the affected products were removed from store shelves and

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