When you spend your $12 (or whatever it costs) on pre-made quinoa from Whole Foods, you no doubt expect it to be at least sanitary, if not immensely healthier than average quinoa. And yet, the FDA is on Whole Foods' back for food prepared in "insanitary conditions," exactly the opposite of how the company markets itself.
In a letter addressed to the Co-CEOs of Whole Foods and dated June 8, 2016, the FDA outlines a variety of "serious violations" discovered at the Whole Foods manufactoring facility in Everett, Massachusetts. Apparently, products at the facility were prepared, packaged, and stored in conditions in which they "may have been contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health.” Yikes.
The letter outlines six main violations, detailing instances of each. The six points made in the letter are as follows: