Please Don’t Tell Jessica Simpson That Whole Foods Sold Chicken That Was Actually Tuna
I’m really hoping Jessica Simpson didn’t do any grocery shopping at Whole Foods in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York between June 27 and July 1, because a labeling mixup could easily lead to a kind of existential crisis she hasn’t experienced since 2003.
Per the USDA, Willow Tree Poultry Farm has recalled 440 pounds of “tuna salad products” after a Whole Foods employee noticed some packages labeled by the company as “buffalo style chicken salad” actually contained tuna.
While tuna salad lovers like Simpson have tolerated Chicken of the Sea’s confusing brand name for decades, this error marks the first time in recent memory that those who prefer chicken salad have been forced to undergo a similar form of label-related trauma. Will we as a society ever be able to trust that tuna isn’t secretly chicken, or that chicken isn’t secretly tuna? I’m beginning to think the answer to that question is a resounding “no.”
Those who purchased the mislabeled items have been asked to either dispose of the product or return it “to the place of purchase.” You may also send any and all unwanted tubs to Jezebel’s Manhattan office (c/o Bobby Finger), as I’m starting to get hungry.