This Popular Whole Foods Salad Dressing Is Being Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

published Aug 30, 2022
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When it comes to food and the possibility of contamination or expired products, it’s always best to err on the side of caution. I believe that you can never be too careful because nobody wants their day interrupted by food poisoning or an allergy flare-up.

Unfortunately — though we’re still hot on the heels of Perdue’s chicken tenders public health alert — it’s that time again to check your “Best By” dates if you are a regular consumer of one of Whole Foods’ most popular salad dressings.

The Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing has been identified as having undeclared soy and wheat allergens, which are dangerous for consumers who have allergies or severe sensitivity to either ingredient.  

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Van Law Food Products Inc. is recalling the dressing in 26 states. The Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing was distributed in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Thankfully, no illnesses have been reported by anyone who has consumed the dressing to date.  

The UPC for the Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing is 99482-49027 and comes in a 12-ounce glass bottle with a “Best By” date of 04/06/2023. Consumers who have purchased this product are strongly advised to discard it immediately and return to the store you bought it from, with receipt, to receive a refund. If you have further questions or concerns about this recall, you can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT.  

Personally, I love seeing these types of issues being handled in a timely manner with consumer health and safety in mind, and if you do too, you’ll want to make sure you’re up to date on other alerts that have surfaced recently. For example, both 5,000 cases of Capri Sun and 10,000 pounds of pepperoni pizza were recalled recently due to multiple food safety infractions — both of which were Saturday night essentials in my youth.