We never like it when it happens, but occasionally we are notified of products that need to be pulled from our shelves for reasons that range from an ingredient being left off of the label to the potential for contamination by life-threatening bacteria. We are serious about food safety and take immediate action when notified by our distributors or the FDA or USDA of food recalls. We post signs in our stores asking our shoppers to return the items, and we call each of our member-owners for whom our records indicate they have purchased the recalled item. If the food recall is expansive or life-threatening, we send notification to our local media. North Coast Co-op is committed to ensuring food safety.
Listed below are recent recalls and alerts for products carried by North Coast Co-op. We encourage anyone who has purchased these products to return them to either of our locations for a full refund. Shoppers who have used these products and who are experiencing symptoms are urged to contact their healthcare providers immediately.
If you have questions about the product or how to return it, contact Customer Service at either of our stores: Arcata (707) 822-5947; Eureka (707) 443-6027
September 9, 2017 - Garden of Life Issues Voluntary Precautionary Recall of Its New Supplement for Infants, BABY ORGANIC LIQUID PROBIOTIC
Garden of Life, LLC, is issuing a voluntary precautionary recall of its new supplement for infants, Baby Organic Liquid Probiotic.
The product, as labeled, includes directions for use that may be misinterpreted. The company is concerned that if not administered precisely following the labeled instructions, the product may present difficulties in swallowing and potentially pose a choking hazard due to the thickness of the liquid.
Baby Organic Liquid is a liquid supplement packaged in a blue carton that includes a measuring syringe. The label currently instructs parents, “Do not insert syringe directly in mouth. Dispense liquid slowly into the mouth, toward the inner cheek. May be mixed with breast milk or formula.” The company is recalling the product in order to relabel it with new instructions, advising parents to only administer the product by mixing in either breast milk or formula and not to administer directly into the infant’s mouth.
The ingredients in Baby Organic Liquid are safe for infants. The company’s concern leading to this recall arose after learning that a parent had difficulties with the safe administration of the product into a newborn’s mouth. While no hospitalizations or similar injuries have occurred, the company is taking this issue very seriously and taking all necessary precautions in an abundance of caution.
No other Garden of Life products are affected by this recall.
Questions may be directed Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT to GOL Retail Product Support Team at Babyorganics@gardenoflife.com or (866) 211-9058.
For more information, please visit the FDA.
August 14, 2017 - MADHAVA Natural Sweeteners Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in its 13.8 oz. MMM... Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Madhava Natural Sweeteners of LONGMONT, CO is recalling its 13.8 oz. box of MMM... Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recall applies to all units of their MMM... Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, 13.8 oz. packages with the item UPC of 0 78314 25105 0. Product has been distributed nationally through retail channels.
The recall was initiated by Madhava after it was discovered that one ingredient in the chocolate chips may include a milk product.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-530-2900. Monday — Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT
For more information, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm571348.htm
If you have purchased the product listed above, please return product to either North Coast Co-Op location for a full refund. Notifications of recall have been posted at point of sale, as well as our customer service desks. No Co-op members have purchased this item in the last 2 months (members who have purchased any recalled product are always notified). This product was available in both of our locations, and was present on the shelves.
July 5, 2017 - U.S. Voluntary Recall of CLIF BUILDER'S Bar Chocolate Mint Flavor, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Chip Flavors
EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 5 2017 – Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF® BUILDER'S® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Chip flavors due to possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts. Clif Bar & Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to peanuts and these listed tree nuts. People with an allergy to peanuts and these specific tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. The company is strongly advising consumers who have peanut and these specific tree nut allergies not to consume these bars.
For more information, visit FDA Safety Recalls.
Individuals who are not allergic to peanuts or these specific tree nuts may safely consume these products.
ONLY products listed below with these specific UPC codes AND “best by” date range are impacted.
- Builders Chocolate Mint 12CT, #160044, Unit UPC 7-22252-60144-5, Box UPC 7-22252-60044-8, Case UPC 00722252-60244-2
- Builders Chocolate Mint 6PK, # 160852, Box UPC 7-22252-16852-8, Case UPC 00722252-60864-2
- Zprotein Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip 5pk, Item # 191100, Unit UPC 7-22252-11190-6, Box UPC 7-22252-19110-6, Case UPC 00722252-10911-8
- Zprotein Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint 5pk, # 191102, Unit UPC 7-22252-11192-0, Box UPC 7-22252-21911-4, Case UPC 00722252-12911-6
NO other Clif Bar & Company products, pack sizes, configurations, flavors or ‘Best By’ date codes are affected.
If you have purchased the product listed above, with corresponding the best by dates, please return product to either location for a full refund. Notification of recall have been posted at point of sale, as well as our customer service desks. Co-op members who have purchased this item in the last two months have been notified. This product was only available in both of our locations, and the dates recalled were present on the shelf.
[6/19/17] Epic Animal Oil Products -- All Production Dates and Flavors
EPIC Provisions announced today a voluntary recall involving all production dates and flavors of Epic Animal Oil products. This recall is being issued because of a production issue that has the potential to cause a food safety risk. Consumers are advised to destroy any products in their possession that are included in this recall.
Affected Varieties include:
- Traditional Duck Fat 11oz UPC: 732153-02475
- Cage Free Traditional Duck Fat 11oz UPC: 854660-00602
- Pastured Pork Lard / Fat 11oz UPC: 854660-00601
- Grass Fed Beef Tallow 11oz UPC: 854660-00600
- Berkshire Pork Fat 11oz UPC: 732153-02481
No other EPIC products are included in this recall. For consumer information, please call (844) 370-1971.
If you have purchased any of the products listed above, please return product to either North Coast Co-op location for a full refund. Notification of recall have been posted at point of sale, as well as our customer service desks. Co-op member-owners who have purchased these items in the last two months have been notified.
[6/13/17] Natural Sea Cod Fish Sticks and Natural Sea Cod Fish Fillets
Natural Sea announced a voluntary recall for their cod fish sticks and fish fillets with the below lot codes due to the potential presence of undeclared milk:
NATURAL SEA COD FISH STICKS 8OZ, UPC 042563-00225
LOT NUMBERS: 0026354130 / BEST BY JUN 19, 2018 - 0026354230 / BEST BY JUN 19, 2018
NATURAL SEA COD FISH FILLETS 8OZ, UPC 042563-00220
LOT NUMBER: 0027061220 / BEST BY SEPT 02, 2018
North Coast Co-op did have the affected Cod Fish Sticks on our shelves, but did not have the affected Cod Fillets.
If you have purchased the product listed above, with corresponding best by dates and lot codes, please return product to either location for a full refund. Notification of recall have been posted at point of sale, as well as our customer service desks. Co-op member-owners who have purchased this item in the last month have been notified. This product was available in both of our locations.
[4/24/17] Frito-Lay Jalapeno Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Frito-Lay today announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
This action is the direct result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella. Although no Salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, the company has decided to recall these products out of an abundance of caution.
No illness related to this matter has been confirmed to date.
The products covered by this recall were distributed in retail stores and via foodservice, vending and other channels throughout the U.S.
The specific recalled product information is listed below:
- All sizes of the following two products that have a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior printed on the front upper panel of the package:
- Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
- Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
- All of the following multipack offerings that have a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior printed on the multipack package. In addition, a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior is printed on the front upper panel of the individual recalled product packages inside each multipack offering. Any other products or flavors contained in these multipacks are not being recalled.
- 12 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Sack
- 20 count Frito-Lay Bold Mix Sack
- 30 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Tray
- 30 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Tray
- 32 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Box
No other flavors of Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie’s potato chips are impacted or being recalled. Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not impacted or being recalled.
Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are advised not to consume them. Frito-Lay is working with the FDA on this recall to ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.
Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 for additional information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Representative product images can be found at fritolay.com. For product reimbursement, consumers can visit www.jalapenochiprecall.com.
If you have purchased the product listed above, with corresponding the best by dates, please return product to either location for a full refund. Notification of recall have been posted at point of sale, as well as our customer service desks. Co-op members who have purchased this item in the last month have been notified. This product was only available in our Eureka location, and the dates recalled were present on the shelf.
[3/7/17] Soynut Butter Co
SoyNut Butter Co.: 1-800-288-1012
THE SOYNUT BUTTER CO EXPANDS RECALL TO ALL I.M. HEALTHY SOYNUT BUTTERS AND I.M. HEALTHY GRANOLA BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK
(March 7, 2017) The SoyNut Butter Co. of Glenview, IL is recalling all I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and I.M. Healthy Granola products because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. I.M. Healthy Products were distributed in multiple states and may have been purchased in stores or through mail order. They were also distributed to childcare centers and schools in multiple states.
All Best Buy dates are effected. I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter has been packaged in 15 oz plastic jars, individual portion cups, 4 lb plastic tubs, or 45 lb pails. The granola has been packaged in individual serving packages, 12 oz bags, 50 oz bags, and 25 lb bulk bag.
Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney failure and even
Fourteen people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from five states to date.
The recall was initiated after ill people or their family members answered questions about the oods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Nine (100%) of the nine eople reached for interview reported either eating I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter at home (five people) in the week before they became ill or attending a childcare center that served I.M.
Healthy brand SoyNut Butter.
Consumers who have purchased I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter products or I.M. Healthy granola are urged not to consume the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-288-1012, Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 CST
If you have purchased the product listed above, with corresponding the best by dates, please return product to either location for a full refund. Notification of recall have been posted at point of sale, as well as our customer service desks. Co-op members who have purchased this item in the last month have been notified. This product was only available in both our Arcata and Eureka locations, and the lot codes recalled were present on the shelf.
[3/3/17] Hunk of Beef, Braised Beef, and Against the Grain: Pulled Beef
Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger's Dog & Cat Food is voluntarily expanding its recall of Hunk of Beef and is also recalling Evanger's Braised Beef and Against the Grain's Pulled Beef Products due to potential adulteration with pentobarbital. Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand, coma and death. Consumers who notice these symptoms in their pets should consult their veterinarian.
Evanger's wants 100% of its products to be 100% safe 100% of the time prompting removal of the products.
The 12 oz. cans of dog foods that are being voluntarily recalled have the following barcodes. The numbers listed below are the second half of the barcode, which can be found on the back of the product label:
• Evanger's: Hunk of Beef: 20109
• Evanger's: Braised Beef: 20107
• Against the Grain: Pulled Beef: 80001
The three products being voluntarily recalled were manufactured between December 2015 and January 2017, and have expiration dates of December 2019 through January 2021. These products were distributed online and through independent boutique pet stores nationwide.
This voluntary recall affects only Hand Packed Beef Products, which is a unique method in which large chunks of meat are manually placed into the can by hand, not machine.
Consumers may return any can of the aforementioned products to their place of purchase for a full refund for the inconvenience. For any questions, customers may contact the company at 1-847-537-0102 between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time, Monday - Friday.
Distributors and online retailers were previously notified of this voluntary recall on February 27th.
Link to origina1 reca11 of Evanger's dog food (/Safety/Recalls/ucm539900.htm}
Link to origina1 reca11 of Against the Grain dog food (/Safety/Recalls/ucm541692.htm)
Link to the FDA advisory (/AnimalVeterinary/N.ewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm542265.htm}