The affected bread contains cultured whey—made from milk—which is not listed on the product's ingredient label

Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread / Athens Baking Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Harvest Whole Wheat Bread
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January 25, 2017

Athens Baking Company is recalling Trader Joe's Harvest Whole Wheat Bread due to the presence of undeclared cultured whey, which is made from milk. 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.

Only Trader Joe's Harvest Whole Wheat Bread labeled with SKU 00132 and BEST BY: 01/08/17 through 01/27/17 is affected in this recall. The BEST BY date is printed on the front of the bread bag.

The recalled bread was only sold at Trader Joe's stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Harvest Whole Wheat Bread sold at Trader Joe's stores in the Pacific Northwest, South, Midwest, and East Coast regions is NOT included in 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) on the ingredients label. Upon discovering the issue, Trader Joe's immediately removed the affected product from store shelves.

To date, there have been no consumer complaints or reported illnesses related to this recall.

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.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns can contact Athens Baking Company (559) 324-8535 ext.108.