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Recall Alert: Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal


a red background with 'RECALL ALERT' in large bold white lettersA recall has been issued for Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal. The recall is due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination of one of the ingredients.

The recalled product is “Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal Packaged in 12 oz. plastic trays.” The product recall comes from Bakkavor (NC); who issued the recall due to the Pickled Curry Cauliflower’s potential contamination.

A grocery store tin tray of red lentils
Whole Foods

Product Description:

Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal Packaged in 12 oz plastic trays

UPC: 1 95515 02394 8

Use by Date:
4/15/2022, 4/17/2022, 4/18/2022, 4/19/2022, 4/22/2022, 4/24/2022, 4/25/2022, & 4/26/2022

Product Distribution
These items were shipped to Whole Foods Market stores in Washington and other states.


Associated Illnesses
As of April 21, there have been no reports of illness due to consumption of the recalled products.

According to the CDC website, Listeria monocytogenes causes Listeriosis, a serious infection. Pregnant women, newborns, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are primarily affected. Listeria infections are typically mild, but some become severe, causing sepsis, meningitis, or encephalitis.

“Symptoms in people with invasive listeriosis, meaning the bacteria has spread beyond the gut, depend on whether the person is pregnant,” says the CDC website. Learn more


Consumer Guidance
Customers are encouraged not to eat the recalled product. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.

Local Health Jurisdictions in Washington are not being asked to participate in any formal recall verification activities at this time

Additional Information
For additional information, see the company announcement on the FDA website at:

Bakkavor USA Issues Voluntary Recall of Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal Because of Possible Health Risk | FDA

 The above information was obtained from the Washington State Department of Health. 

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