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Monday, November 10, 2014

Whole Foods Organic Raw Almonds Recalled

Marin Foods Specialties, Inc. of Byron, CA is voluntarily recalling Organic Raw Almonds (bitter almonds), due to them possibly containing elevated levels of naturally occurring hydrogen cyanide according to laboratory test results. To date, no human illnesses have been associated with these products and they have been pulled from sale.

Bitter almonds are the wild form of the edible "sweet almonds." Bitter almonds contain a chemical called glycoside amygdalin, which becomes transformed into toxic prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) after they are crushed or chewed. Eating foods that contain prussic acid may result in some or all of the following signs and clinical symptoms within minutes: dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting, rapid breathing, rapid heart rate, restlessness, and weakness. Exposure to higher quantities of food containing prussic acid may cause other more serious health effects including convulsions, loss of consciousness, low blood pressure, lung injury, slow heart rate, and respiratory failure leading to death. Showing these signs and symptoms does not necessarily mean that a person has been exposed to cyanide. Treatment with supportive measures and available specific and efficacious antidotes frequently allows survival.

The products were labeled as “Whole Foods Market Organic Raw Almonds Imported from Italy” and “Whole Foods Market Organic Raw Almonds Imported from Spain,” and were packaged in 13.5 oz. plastic tubs. The recalled products have sell-by dates from 4/18/15 to 6/7/15 and a UPC code of UPC 9-99482-00071-7. The recalled product was distributed to Whole Foods Market stores only in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Reno, Nevada and Boise, Idaho including:

Northern California:
4315 Arden Way
Sacramento
CA
95864
3000 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley
CA
94705
731 East Blithedale
Mill Valley
CA
94941
1140 Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose
CA
95118
1690 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell
CA
95008
1710 41st Ave
Capitola
CA
95010
2001 Market Street
San Francisco
CA
94114
390 Coddingtown Mall
Santa Rosa
CA
95401
500 First St
Davis
CA
95616
270 Palladio Pkwy
Folsom
CA
95630
1765 California Street
San Francisco
CA
94109
3111 Mowry Ave
Fremont
CA
94538
650 W. Shaw Ave
Fresno
CA
93704
1025 Gilman Street
Berkeley
CA
94710
690 Stanyan St
San Francisco
CA
94117
230 Bay Place
Oakland
CA
94612
3502 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette
CA
94549
4800 El Camino Real
Los Altos
CA
94022
15980 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos
CA
95032
414 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley
CA
94941
800 Del Monte Center
Monterey
CA
93940
3682 Bel Aire Plaza
Napa
CA
94558
3950 24th Street
San Francisco
CA
94114
790 DeLong Ave
Novato
CA
94945
1150 Ocean Ave
San Francisco
CA
94112
774 Emerson Street
Palo Alto
CA
94301
621 E. Washington Street
Petaluma
CA
94952
450 Rhode Island
San Francisco
CA
94107
1250 Jefferson Ave
Redwood City
CA
94063
1001 Galleria Blvd
Roseville
CA
95678
1010 Park Place
San Mateo
CA
94403
340 Third Street
San Rafael
CA
94901
100 Sunset Drive
San Ramon
CA
94583
911 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz
CA
95062
1181 Yulupa Ave.
Santa Rosa
CA
95405
6910 McKinley Street
Sebastopol
CA
95472
399 4th Street
San Francisco
CA
94107
201 West Napa Street #11
Sonoma
CA
95476
20955 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino
CA
95014
1333 E. Newell Ave.
Walnut Creek
CA
94596
Oregon:
2610 NE Hwy 20
Bend
OR
97701
7380 SW Bridgeport Rd
Tigard
OR
97224
3535 NE 15th Ave.
Portland
OR
97212
12220 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Tigard
OR
97223
4301 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland
OR
97213
2825 East Burnside St.
Portland
OR
97214
1210 NW Couch Street
Portland
OR
97209
19440 NW Cornell Rd.
Hillsboro
OR
97124
Washington:
888 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue
WA
98004
2001 15th Ave - West
Seattle
WA
98119
2800 196th St. SW Ste. 100
Lynnwood
WA
98036
815 Southeast 160th Avenue
Vancouver
WA
98683
17991 NE Redmond Way
Redmond
WA
98052
1026 NE 64th Street
Seattle
WA
98115
2210 Westlake Avenue
Seattle
WA
98121
Reno, NV:
6139 South Virginia St
Reno
NV
89502
Boise, ID:
401 S. Broadway St
Boise
ID
83702

Customers who purchased the products at issue in the voluntary recall should discard the products and return to the store with their receipt for a full refund. Please contact 512-477-5566 ext. 20060 with any questions between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.



Label, Whole Foods Market Raw Almonds Imported From Spain, 13.5 oz..



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