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Two Fairfield County Whole Foods Mix Up Chicken, Vegan Salads

The Whole Foods in Darien is one of 15 that sold vegan chicken salad that contained meat.
The Whole Foods in Darien is one of 15 that sold vegan chicken salad that contained meat. Photo Credit: Whole Foods
The Whole Foods in Fairfield is one of 15 that sold vegan chicken salad that contained meat.
The Whole Foods in Fairfield is one of 15 that sold vegan chicken salad that contained meat. Photo Credit: Whole Foods

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Whole Foods stores in Darien and Fairfield were two of 15 in the Northeast that sold mislabeled chicken salads this week, the grocery chain announced.

The mislabeled salads confused a curried chicken salad with a vegan curried "chick'n" salad in 15 stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, Whole Foods said.

In some locations, the salads were sold in the cold food bars where customers serve themselves. In other locations, the salads were in the prepared food sections, the company said. The salads were sold on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Whole Foods is recalling the bulk curried chicken salad and bulk vegan curried chick'n salad because the mix-up could cause undeclared soy and egg allergens. The vegan chick'n salad contains soy, and the curried chicken salad contains egg.

The other stores are West Hartford; Portland, Maine;  Framingham and Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Mass.; Milburn-Union, Montclair, Rose City-Madison and West Orange, N.J.; Jericho, Lake Grove and Manhasset, N.Y.; and Columbus Circle and Upper West Side in New York City.

No illnesses have been reported to date, said Texas-based Whole Foods.

Signs are posted in affected Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall, and all the affected products have been removed from the salad bar, the company said.

Consumers who purchased this product from Whole Foods Market may return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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