Whole Foods Market announces a recall of products which were produced by Rolf's Patisserie in seven states in the Midwest because of a possible health risk

December 24, 2010

Whole Foods Market announces that it is recalling items sold in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin that came from its supplier Rolf's Patisserie of Lincolnwood, Illinois. The recalled items have been used as an ingredient in prepared food and bakery department products or repackaged and sold under the Whole Foods Market Label. Rolf's Patisserie has recalled all items that were made after Nov. 1, 2010.

Products produced by Rolf's Patisserie have been connected to several outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) food poisoning. To date no illnesses have been reported from consumers eating products sold by Whole Foods Market.

A food item contaminated with S. aureus, the bacterium responsible for producing toxins in foods, can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. The illness usually lasts for one to two days, although severe cases may last as long as three days. However, certain individuals, such as the elderly or very young, may require medical treatment for dehydration. Consumers should not eat the gingerbread houses and should dispose of them in a sealed container so that people and animals (including wild animals) cannot get access to and eat them.

All of the following Whole Food Market (WFM) Products are included in this recall:

Items sold in Bakery:

UPC Code Product Desc Item Size Unit of Measure
23691600000 WFM 6 IN CHERRY CRUMB PIE 12 OUNCES
23600700000 WFM 6 INCH APPLE PIE 20 OUNCES
23692300000 WFM 6IN APPLECRAN CRMB PIE 19 OUNCES
23693100000 WFM 9 IN HOUSE KEY LIME PIE 34 OUNCES
23654800000 WFM 9 INCH CHOC SILK PIE 48 OUNCES
23691800000 WFM 9IN APPCHDR CRUMB/DBL PIE 34 OUNCES
23692200000 WFM 9IN APPLCRAN CRUMB/DBL PIE 37 OUNCES
23659200000 WFM 9IN BANANA DULCE D LCH PIE 52 OUNCES
23650700000 WFM 9IN BLACKBERRY CHRRY PIE 60 OUNCES
23659800000 WFM 9IN BOSTON CREME PIE 40 OUNCES
23691500000 WFM 9IN CHERRY CRUMB/DBL PIE 40 OUNCES
23659600000 WFM 9IN COOKIES AND CREAM PIE 42 OUNCES
23650000000 WFM 9IN CRML APPLE CHSCAKE PIE 44 OUNCES
23690900000 WFM 9IN PEACH CRUMB/DBL PIE 37 OUNCES
23650500000 WFM 9IN RASP PCH CRUMB/DBL PIE 60 OUNCES
23611000000 WFM CAKE CHOC MOUSSE 8IN 58OZ 58 OUNCES
23182200000 WFM CHOC FLOURLESS CAKE 6IN 24 OUNCES
23610800000 WFM CHOC FLOURLESS CAKE 8IN 32 OUNCES
UPC Code Product Desc Item Size Unit of Measure
23629500000 WFM LEMON MERINGUE PIE 9 INCH 1133 GRAMS
23184200000 WFM MINI CARAMEL TART 1OZ 1 OUNCES
23615900000 WFM MINI CHOC FRESH FRUIT TART 1 OUNCES
23173400000 WFM MINI CHOC GANACHE TART 1OZ 1 OUNCES
23129700000 WFM MINI CHOC RASPBERRY TART 1 OUNCES
23648700000 WFM MINI CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TART 1 OUNCES
23152700000 WFM MINI FRESH FRUIT TART 1OZ 1 OUNCES
23658200000 WFM MINI GERMAN CHOC TART 1 OUNCES
23121200000 WFM MINI KEY LIME TART 1 OUNCES
23618600000 WFM MINI LEMON MERINGUE TART 1 OUNCES
23185400000 WFM MINI LEMON TART 1OZ 1 OUNCES
23619600000 WFM MINI MERINGUE TART 1 OUNCES
23651200000 WFM MINI ROCKY ROAD TART 1 OUNCES
23167600000 WFM STRAWBERRY & CREAM PIE 9IN 24 OUNCES
23621700000 WFM APPLE PIE 9 INCH 1/2 22 OUNCES
23621800000 WFM 9IN CHOCOLATE SILK PIE 1/2 24 OUNCES
23614300000 WFM TIRAMISU CAKE 6IN 22OZ 16 OUNCES
23167100000 WFM PUMPKIN ANGEL FOOD CAKE 16 OUNCES
23187900000 WFM LEMON CREAM PIE 9 IN 40 OUNCES
23605700000 WFM MINI COCONUT TART 1 OUNCES
23612900000 WFM TIRAMISU CUP 6OZ 6 OUNCES
23625000000 WFM CRANBERRY WLNT UPSIDE CAKE 19 OUNCES
23642700000 WFM TRES LECHES CUP 6 OUNCES
23660100000 WFM 9IN CRML APPLE WALNT PIE 44 OUNCES
23669000000 WFM CREME BRULEE 5 OUNCES
23671700000 WFM 9 INCH IN HOUSE PUMPKIN PIE 32 OUNCES
23695700000 WFM YULE LOG 27 OUNCES

Items sold in Prepared Foods:

UPC Code Product Desc Unit of Measure
23773800000 CHICKEN POT PIE 9INCH SPECIAL 26 OUNCES
23851300000 BEEF & MUSHROOM POT PIE 9IN 26 OUNCES
23853500000 CURRY CHICKEN POT PIE LARGE 26 OUNCES
23856300000 FAMILY SIZE TURKEY POT PIE 16 OUNCES
23923600000 TOFU POT PIE 9 IN 26 OUNCES
23928400000 CHICKEN POT PIE 9IN 26 OUNCES
23928500000 VEGETABLE POT PIE 9 IN 26 OUNCES
9948280244 CHICKEN POT PIE LARGE 26 OUNCES
9948280320 TURKEY POT PIE LARGE 26 OUNCES
23785900000 CORN PEPPPER QUICHE WHOLE 12 OUNCES
23788900000 SMSALMONLEEKGOATQUICHESLICE BY POUND
23789300000 SMSALMON LEEK GOAT CHS QUICHE BY POUND
23789400000 SPINACH MUSH QUICHE SLICE BY POUND
23807900000 MUSHROOM QUICHE SLICE BY POUND
UPC Code Product Desc Unit of Measure
23808100000 SPINACH QUICHE SLICE BY POUND
23808200000 SPINACH QUICHE WHOLE 12 OUNCES
23808300000 WFM BROC CHEDDAR QUICHE SLICE BY POUND
23808400000 BROCCOLI CHEDD QUICHE 9 IN 12 OUNCES
23949900000 WFM QUICHE TOMATO BASIL SLICE BY POUND
23950200000 WFM QUICHE LORRAINE SLICE BY POUND
23950300000 QUICHE LORRAINE 9 IN 12 OUNCES
23950700000 LEEK GOAT CHEESE QUICHE SLICE BY POUND
23967800000 TOMATO BASIL QUICHE 9IN 12 OUNCES
9948280061 QUICHE BROCCOLI CHEDDAR 12 OUNCES
9948280063 QUICHE LORRAINE 9 12 OUNCES
9948280065 QUICHE TOM BASIL 9 12 OUNCES
75452 CATERING QUICHE LORRAINE 12 OUNCES
75453 CATERING QUICHE BROCCOLI CHDDR 12 OUNCES
75454 QUICHE TOMATO BASIL 12 OUNCES
76009 QUICHE SPIN AND MUSHROOM 12 OUNCES
72418 QUICHE LEEK AND GOAT CHEESE 12 OUNCES

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.

Customers who have purchased any of the listed products from Whole Foods Market may return them to the store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market at 512-542-0878 weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm central standard time.