USA – Nationwide recall of Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal over Listeria contamination

Food Safety News

Bakkavor USA of Charlotte, NC, is recalling Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal, which includes pickled curry cauliflower, an ingredient produced by Doux South Specialties LLC because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

On April 19, Bakkavor USA was informed by Doux South Specialties LLC of their pickled curry cauliflower recall. Bakkavor USA immediately ceased the production and distribution of the Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal containing the pickled curry cauliflower. The food and Drug Administration and Doux South Specialties LLC are continuing their investigation as to what caused the problem.

The product was distributed to Whole Foods Market stores in nearly all U.S. states, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennesse, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Recalled products:

  • Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal in 12 oz plastic trays
  • UPC 1 95515 02394 8 with the following codes: USE BY 4/15/2022, USE BY 4/17/2022, USE BY 4/18/2022, USE BY 4/19/2022, USE BY 4/22/2022, USE BY 4/24/2022, USE BY 4/25/2022 & USE BY 4/26/2022

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled product.

Customers who purchased this product at Whole Foods Market can take a valid receipt into the store for a full refund.

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