Grocer Affixed Incorrect Labels To Soup In Six States
Whole Foods Market, the supermarket chain best known for its high-end natural and organic products, has had to recall soups sold with incorrect labels. The Whole Foods Market Kitchens soup mixed up Roasted Garlic and Eggplant Soup with Lobster Bisque, which could possibly cause a life-threatening allergic reaction to people who have a severe shellfish or milk allergy.
The incorrectly labeled soup was sold in 24-ounce containers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The soup containers were believed to have been sold between September 29 and October 2.
The Importance Of Proper Labels
Whole Foods is not the first store to have a label mix-up, nor will it be the last; however, it should serve as an important lesson to manufacturers. Not only can a label mistake potentially damage a business' reputation and upset customers, but it could also cause harm to people with allergies who rely on labels and proper ingredient lists to avoid health risks and allergic reactions.