The holiday season is upon us, a time when your grocery list gets longer as it’s filled with everything you need for a feast. But anyone who has recently returned from Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and other supermarkets should check their pantries, refrigerators and freezers due to several serious recalls.
Whether they are potentially contaminated with harmful bacteria or contain small pieces of metal or glass, these five items are no longer on grocery store shelves. . . but they can hide in your house before family gatherings.
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Costco recently alerted members who purchased Tropical Punch Kool-Aid Mix with the item number 95740 in warehouses because there is “the potential presence of foreign matter, in particular very small pieces of metal or glass”.
The affected products were sold at Costco in Los Angeles and the Northwest region, according to the chain. There is no information on how the problem was discovered or if there were any related injuries, but Kraft Heinz says it is “sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
This product has been removed from the Costco website, but is still available for purchase at a Costco business center.
Seafood isn’t usually on the menu for Thanksgiving, but anyone who has recently purchased Keta Lox wild cold-smoked salmon should check their refrigerator as it may contain the bacteria. Listeria, according to a recall announcement issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Seafood was sold under the Aqua Nova, North Coast and Tony’s brands in Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington. The potential contamination was discovered during routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
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Wraps of four chicken burgers sold at Trader Joe’s between August 16 and September 29 were recently recalled because they may contain “foreign material” inside. Customers have reportedly filed complaints that they found bones in the product.
Innovative Solutions, Inc., the maker of the chicken burgers, expressed concern in announcing the recall that the product may still be in customers’ freezers. Check boxes with lot codes as soon as possible 2281, 2291, 2311, 2351, 2361, 2371, 2441, 2511, 2521, 2531, 2561, 2591, 2601, 2671, Where 2721.
These chicken sliders are affected by the same recall as the Chili Lime Chicken Burgers, but they were not sold at Trader Joe’s. They come in 72 pound and 9 pound boxes with batch codes of 2361 Where 2631—and there are also reports of bones inside.
Together, the recalled chicken products represent nearly 100,000 pounds of food. Customers were instructed not to consume any of these chicken products and to throw them away or return them to the point of sale.
Flower Foods, Inc. posted a recall announcement on the FDA website in early November because several varieties of its pastries may contain “tiny fragments of wire mesh. ”The recall was then extended to include more items, bringing the total number of products to nine. Now chocolate, chocolate with cream filling, chocolate with butter ice cream, butterscotch , cream and jelly cupcakes are involved.
According to the advisory, an ingredient supplier has contacted the company regarding potentially harmful materials in the cupcakes. However, the recall was not initiated until the products were distributed in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington DC, at stores such as Walmart, Target, and Giant Eagle.
The “best before” dates on the packaging of the items are between November and December 2021. Therefore, if you have purchased any recently, it is best to check them to make sure they are not involved in the recall.
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