In our April Recall Roundup for food, supplements, and even a few over-the-counter drugs, the lemon cookies have peanut butter, the vegan hot chocolate mix has dairy, and a lot of organic peppercorns might be contaminated with salmonella.
Our monthly Recall Roundups have grown so expansive that we’ve had to separate them into two separate roundups: one for consumer goods, and one for consumables.
If you have any of these listed items in your pantry, first check the varieties and flavors against the ones listed on the recall site or press release, then check expiration date or lot numbers.
If there’s a match, don’t panic! If an item is listed as having undeclared walnuts and you’re not allergic to walnuts, for example, you don’t have to do anything at all. You can keep the item, eat it, not eat it, or return it to the store or the manufacturer for your own peace of mind.
Items that may be contaminated with bacteria or foreign objects are worrisome for everyone, and you should return them to the retail store where you bought them, or contact the company for a refund and further instructions.
DESSERTS AND SNACKS
AH!LASKA Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate Mix – contains undeclared milk
Chocolate Chunk LUNA Bars – undeclared macadamia nuts
Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and bulk chocolate napolitans – may contain undeclared milk
Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons (Hannaford supermarkets) – may contain peanut butter cookies instead, which is an allergen risk, not a disappointment risk
Parker Farms and Store Brand Cheese Snacks, Salsa, And Peanut Butter – possible Listeria contamination
Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars – may contain large quantities of milk protein
Fannie May Spring-Wrapped Chocolate Boxes – undeclared peanuts
Net Food Turkey Diced Apricots – undeclared sulfites
Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream (Aldi) – undeclared nuts
ELF Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce – contains undeclared milk
Plum Organics World Baby Pouches – plastic spout may break
Tyson Foods and Spare Time Chicken Nuggets – may contain plastic shards
Backpackers Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken – mislabeled; may contain jerk chicken with rice, which has different allergens
CONDIMENTS AND SPICES
Whole Foods Market 365, Frontier, Simply Organic, and Sprouts Farmers Market Organic Black Peppercorns – possible Salmonella contamination
African Black Ant, Black Ant, XZen, XZone, and Mojo Risen – contain active ingredients of actual drugs (Viagra and Cialis)
Super Fat Burner, Maxi Gold and Esmeralda and Bella Vi – contain unapproved new drugs
Kratom products – contain unapproved new drugs
Reumofan Plus – contains unapproved new drugs
Alli Capsules – possibility of tampering
Pleo-FORT, Pleo-QUENT, Pleo-NOT, Pleo-STOLO, Pleo-NOTA-QUENT, and Pleo-EX homeopathic drug products – may contain traces of antibiotics
HEALTH CARE ITEMS
Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash – possible contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria