Allergy Alert: Undeclared Shrimp in Misbranded Popcorn Chicken


Company Announcement Date:
November 23, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
November 23, 2020
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Undeclared shellfish (shrimp)
Company Name:
Whole Foods Market
Brand Name:
Whole Foods Market
Product Description:
Popcorn chicken with sweet chili sauce

Company Announcement

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged popcorn chicken with sweet chili sauce across 26 stores in Northern California and Reno, Nevada. The product is being recalled because it may contain undeclared shellfish (shrimp) that was not listed on the product label due to mislabeling. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The affected products were sold at the below Whole Foods Market locations. The product was sold in plastic containers in the prepared foods department and was labeled as “Popcorn Chicken Shaker with Sweet Chili” with sell by dates through Nov. 27, 2020. The product can be identified by the PLU number 81789 on the scale label near the UPC. All affected product has been removed from store shelves. The issue was identified as a result of a customer complaint and one illness has been reported to date.

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