Whole Foods Recalls Green Chile Chicken Tamales Across 24 States, FDA Says

By Lorenz Duchamps

Whole Foods Market is recalling select Green Chile Chicken Tamales from stores across 24 states because they contain undeclared milk, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

“People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products,” the FDA noted, adding that the U.S.-based company is voluntarily conducting the recall.

The affected products were sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin, the FDA said in a statement.

The recall includes five Green Chile Chicken Tamale products: Family Meal, Chef’s Case, Packaged, Frozen, and Hot Bar. Family Meal products are packaged in plastic containers, the agency noted, while the tamales product available at self-serve hot bar do not have a product code.

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Product photo of Chile Chicken Tamales sold at Whole Foods. (FDA)
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Product photo of Chile Chicken Tamales sold at Whole Foods. (FDA)

The agency said people who bought this product can bring a valid receipt to Whole Foods for a full refund.

No allergic reactions have been reported so far.

The FDA also noted that “consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.”