• Whole Foods

    1 starsOctober 10, 2012

    300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, NJ 07652

    This store has Gluten Bread in the same location as the Gluten Free bread and Gluten Free muffins. If that was not bad enough, now they have no more than one to two feet away an open GLUTEN cookie bar that has cookies in open bins. There are no lids and there are cookie crumbs being swept up on a continual basis right next to not only the Gluten Free freezer section but the Gluten Free Bread Section. When I wrote to Whole Foods Public Relations, they wrote, "I wanted to clarify that while the cookie bar is located in a nearby proximity to the gluten free freezers, it is very much in compliance with safety regulations as all items in that freezer are sealed and properly cared for to ensure that there is no threat of cross-contamination. As you might know, we don’t limit our gluten free items to one section of the store, rather, they are found throughout our aisles to allow for a simple and convenient shop for our gluten free shoppers. The safety of our shoppers and team members is incredibly important and I can assure you that we are always mindful of the way we merchandise items throughout our store." A sensitive celiac can not even go near that as we all know. The manager of the store at the time stated that there should be no problem and that although we carry gluten free items, we are not a gluten free store. So, you decide! I had to pick one star, if it were up to me they would of gotten a negative 100 stars.