In our June Recall Roundup for food, supplements, and even a few over-the-counter drugs, the mint chocolate chip ice cream is packed with pistachios, more smoothie powders have contaminated chia seeds, and red yeast pills sold as an all-natural supplement to lower cholesterol contains cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Our monthly Recall Roundups have grown so expansive that we’ve had to separate them into two separate posts: one for consumer goods, and one for consumables.
If you have any of these listed items in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer, first check the varieties and flavors against the ones listed on the recall site or press release, then check expiration date or lot numbers.
When 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 pathogens 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.
CHIA SEED RECALLAPALOOZA
GreenSmoothieGirl smoothie powder – possible Salmonella contamination
Organic Traditions, Williams-Sonoma, and Navitas Naturals sprouted chia seeds – possible Salmonella contamination
DESSERTS AND SNACKS
Eillien’s Candies Dark Old Fashioned Sponge Candy – undeclared milk
Ocean Spray Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins – undeclared peanuts
Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers – possible Salmonella contamination
LiveGfree Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Snack Crackers – possible Salmonella contamination
Velveeta 32 oz. containers – may spoil earlier than anticipated because of preservative error
La Finquita Fresh Farmers Cheese – may be contaminated with peanuts and tree nuts
Smith’s Country Cheese waxed Gouda wheels – possible Listeria contamination
Thrifty Ice Cream Mint ‘N Chip flavor (Rite Aid) – may be pistachio ice cream
Wegmans brand bagged ice – may contain metal fragments
Dole Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil soup (Texas only) – undeclared milk
CONDIMENTS AND SPICES
Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper (Costco) – possible Salmonella contamination
Doctor’s Best Red Yeast Rice – actually contains lovastatin (Mevacor)
Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon – Possible Salmonella contamination