Chicken Salad Pulled From Whole Foods For Actually Being Tuna


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Whole Foods has pulled a brand of buffalo chicken salad off the shelves after employees found out it was actually tuna salad, the Department of Agriculture’s safety inspection service announced.

Willow Tree Poultry Farm accidentally labeled approximately 440 pounds of tuna with the buffalo chicken salad label, and had to recall the products from several Whole Foods stores in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

The problem was discovered by Whole Foods Market employees whilst unpacking the product, USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) reported Saturday.

FSIS issued a class 1 recall, meaning that “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences,” which is standard practice for mislabeled foods which contain allergens.

Mislabeled bufallo chicken salad is actually tuna, on the right. (Image: USDA Food Safety Inspection Service/Released)

Mislabeled buffalo chicken salad, right, is actually tuna. (Image: USDA Food Safety Inspection Service/Released)

There have been no reports of adverse reactions to the mislabeled salad, FSIS said.

Willow Tree Poultry Farm and Whole Foods did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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