Cream Cheese King Cakes may have contained pecans, a known allergen

Cream Cheese King Cakes / Allergy Alert Issued in Two Massachusetts Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Pecans in King Cakes
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March 02, 2017

Whole Foods Market stores in Arlington and Brookline, Massachusetts are issuing an allergy alert to recall Cream Cheese King Cakes due to an in-store labeling error.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts, specifically pecans, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The affected Cream Cheese King Cakes were sold between February 4 and February 26, 2017. The cakes, which were sold in purple cardboard containers and labeled as Lonestar Bakeries Cream Cheese King Cakes, may have contained pecans, which were not declared on the ingredient list.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Consumers who have purchased this product may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns should contact their local store or call (617) 492-5500.