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US FDA Warns Amazon's Whole Foods Market For Misbranding Food Products

Published on Dec 23 2020 8:59 AM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / Amazon / Whole Foods Market / US FDA

US FDA Warns Amazon's Whole Foods Market For Misbranding Food Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it has issued a warning letter to Inc's Whole Foods Market for not labelling some products for the presence of food allergens, which led to a series of product recalls.

The supermarket chain, which was bought by Amazon in 2017 for $13.7 billion, has recalled more than 30 food products in the last year as the presence of major food allergens was not listed on product labels, the agency said.

The products were mainly from the deli and bakery sections of the store, the FDA said.

Causes Of Violation

Whole Foods is responsible for investigating and determining the causes of the violations identified and for preventing their recurrence, the FDA said in the letter issued to the company on 16 December.

The agency said the company should respond within 15 working days from receipt of the letter, listing out in writing the actions it is taking to address the violations.


"We are working closely with the FDA to ensure all practices and procedures in our stores meet if not exceed food safety requirements," Whole Foods said in an emailed statement.

News by Reuters, edited by ESM. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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