Athens Baking Company, out of an abundance of caution, is issuing a voluntary recall of Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread (SKU 00132) because it contains undeclared cultured whey, which is made from milk. Only products labeled with “BEST BY: 01/08/17” through “01/27/17” are included in this recall. The “BEST BY” date is printed on the front of the product’s package. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread was only sold at Trader Joe’s stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Trader Joe’s stores in the Pacific Northwest, South, Midwest and East Coast are NOT Affected by this recall.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product with the affected codes received incorrect packaging, which did not list cultured whey (milk) in the ingredients label. Upon discovering the issue, Trader Joe’s immediately removed from sale all products from store shelves. There have been no consumer complaints or illnesses reported to date.
If you purchased Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread bearing the “BEST BY: 01/08/17” through “01/27/17”, and have an allergy or sensitivity to milk, please do not consume the product. Instead, return it to any Trader Joe’s store for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Athens Baking Company, Inc. (559)324-8535 ext.108 here Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.