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Jif Peanut Butter Recall
Why is there a Jif recall? The FDA traced a multi-state salmonella outbreak back to Jif peanut butter products from the J.M. Smucker facility in Lexington, Kentucky. The outbreak hit 12 states; 14 people reported being sick, and two of those were hospitalized. The most recent illnesses were reported on May 1.
What are the affected products? Jif products that contain lot code numbers ranging between 1274425 – 2140425 are included in the recall. These lot code numbers can be found below the “Best If Used By” section on the jar.
What should you do if you have the recalled Jif peanut butter products? Don’t user the product; instead, throw it away and contact Jif to get a refund — either by calling 1-800-828-9980 or by using the contact form on their website at jif.com/contact-us.
When was this recall announced? May 20, 2022
Mars Wrigley Gummies Recall
Why is there a Mars Wrigley gummies recall? Mars Wrigley US facilitated the recall due to the possibility of a thin metal strand being embedded in the candies, or loose inside of the bag. The company hasn’t announced reports of illnesses due to the potential presence of the foreign object.
What are the affected products? The following products were included in the recall:
- Starburst Gummies Original, 3.5 and 5.8 oz
- Starburst Gummies Sour, 3.5 and 5.8 oz
- Starburst Gummies Sour Berry, 5.8 oz
- Life Savers Gummies Five Flavor, 3.22 and 7.0 oz
- Life Savers Wild Berries Gummies, 7.0 oz
- Life Savers Sour Gummies, 7.0 and 6.35 oz (180 grams)
- Skittles Gummies Original, 2.93, 5.8 and 12 oz
- Skittles Wild Berry Gummies, 2.93, 5.8 and 12 oz
- Skittles Sour Gummies, 5.8 oz
What should you do if you have the recalled Mars Wrigley products? Don’t eat the products, and immediately dispose of them. Mars Wrigley hasn’t officially announced refund opportunities, but if you bring the affected product to the store where you purchased it, you should be able to receive a refund. If you have questions call 1-800-651-2564 or visit www.mars.com/contact-us.
When was this recall announced? May 13, 2022
Nationwide Ground Beef Recall
Why is there a nationwide ground beef recall? The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service detected the presence of E. coli while doing routine testing at New Jersey-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services. No illnesses have been reported as of April 28, 2022.
What are the affected products? More than 120,000 pounds of ground beef are part of this recall. There’s a pretty big list of affected products — including beef patties, shrink-wrapped ground beef, meatloaf mix and more. It was produced between Feb. 1 and April 8, and has the establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
What should you do if you have the recalled ground beef products? Don’t eat the beef. The USDA says to throw it away or return the product where you bought it for a refund. Call 1-800-493-9042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When was this recall announced? April 25, 2022
Kinder Chocolate Recall
Why is there a Kinder Chocolate recall? Kinder’s parent company Ferrero issued the recall because Salmonella Typhimurium was detected at a facility where some products were manufactured. While there are no reports of illness in the United States to date, there have been 142 cases of salmonella poisoning in Europe.
What are the affected products?
- Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment, 14.1 oz, sold at Costco in the Bay Area and Northern Nevada and BJ’s Wholesale Club stores
- Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket, 5.3 oz, sold at 14 Big Y Supermarket locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts
What should you do if you have the recalled Kinder products? Don’t eat the products; contact the Ferrero customer service between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday – Friday at 1-800-688-3552 or via their website to get a product refund.
When was this recall announced? April 7, 2022
Skippy Peanut Butter Recall
Why is there a Skippy Peanut Butter recall? Skippy determined that a limited number of peanut butter jars — 9,353 cases, or 161,692 total pounds — may contain a small fragment of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment.
What are the affected products?
- Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, 40 oz
- Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread Club 2-pack, 40 oz each
- Reduced Fat SUPER CHUNK® Peanut Butter Spread, 16.3 oz
- Peanut Butter Blended with Plant Protein, 14 oz
These items were sold in CA, CT, DE, FL, HI, IL, IN, KS, MA, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OK, and WI. Look at the UPC number below the product’s barcode and the “Best If Used By” date on the lid for these combos:
- UPC: 37600-10520 / Used By: MAY0423 or MAY0523
- UPC: 37600-10667 / Used By: MAY0523
- UPC: 37600-10499 / Used By: MAY0623
- UPC: 37600-88095 / Used By: MAY1023
What should you do if you have the recalled Skippy Peanut Butter? You can either return it to the store where you bought it for an exchange, or call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time.
When was this recall announced? March 30, 2022
Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Recall
Why is there a Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch recall? The device’s lithium-ion battery has generated 115 reports of overheating the device, posing a burn hazard.
What is the affected product? The Fitbit Ionic, sold between 2017-2020, has three buttons and a colored LCD. Look fo the model number FB503 on the back of the device, under the “CE” mark and above the clasp.
What should you do if you have the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch? First, stop using the device. Visit Fitbit’s refund registration page, which will initiate a refund from Fitbit. You’ll also get information about a special discount on select Fitbit products. Then take the watch to an EPA-approved recycler.
When was this recall announced? March 2, 2022
Similac Baby Formula Recall
Why is there a Similac Baby Formula recall? Four infants have developed bacterial infections as a result of consuming powdered formula products produced by Abbott Nutrition’s plant in Sturgis, Mich. The plant manufactures Similac, Alimentum and EleCare brands.
What are the affected products? Check your Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered infant formulas; recalled products have:
- A product code with the first two digits numbered between 22 and 37
- K8, SH, or Z2 at the end of that code
- An expiration date of 4-1-2022 or later
What should you do if you have Similac Baby Formula? Don’t use the product. Go to similacrecall.com for a refund or replacement, and in the meantime switch talk to your healthcare provider for safe alternatives. You can also call Similac customer service at 1-800-986-8540.
When was this recall announced? Feb. 17, 2021
P&G Dry Shampoo & Hair Products Recall
Why is there a P&G hair products recall? Procter & Gamble found traces of benzene in some of their aerosol hair products, which triggered a full review of their haircare products and the voluntary recall. Benzene is a chemical that can cause cancer with repeated exposure.
What are the affected products? There’s a pretty extensive list you’ll want to look at to see if your product’s UPC is included in the recall, but generally speaking, the following brands have affected products:
- Waterless Dry Shampoo
- Pantene Mist
- Aussie Dry Conditioner
- Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo
- Pantene Dry Shampoo
- Old Spice Dry Shampoo
What should you do if you have Similac Baby Formula? Stop using the product(s) and throw them away. Then, visit your affected brand’s website to get reimbursement for the eligible products:
- Herbal Essences
- Hair Food
- Old Spice
For more information, call P&G Customer Care at 1-888-674-3631 Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
When was this recall announced? Dec. 17, 2021
Better Homes & Gardens Aromatherapy Spray Recall
Why is there a Better Homes & Gardens Aromatherapy Spray recall? CDC tests found that the sprays contained the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei which causes the dangerous disease melioidosis. The discovery came as the CDC was investigating a deadly outbreak of melioidosis.
What are the affected products?
Walmart sold these 5-oz glass bottles of Better Homes & Gardens Aromatherapy spray between February 2021 and October 2021:
- Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lavender & Chamomile (UPC 84140411420)
- Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lemon and Mandarin (UPC 84140411421)
- Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lavender (UPC 84140411422)
- Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Peppermint (UPC 84140411423)
- Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Lime & Eucalyptus (UPC 84140411424)
- Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Gem Room Spray Sandalwood and Vanilla (UPC 84140411425)
What should you do if you have an aromatherapy spray from Walmart? Do not use the spray; bring it back to Walmart (or return to Walmart.com) for a full refund.
When was this recall announced? Oct. 22, 2021
Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests Recall
Why is there an Ellume’s COVID Rapid At-Home Test Recall? There have been several false-positive results due to a manufacturing issue in the test. Negative results do not seem to be affected.
What is the affected product? Answer questions on the recall page of the Ellume website to see if your test was affected.
What should you do if you have an Ellume Covid-19 Rapid At-Home Test? If you tested negative, then you don’t have to worry. That’s an accurate test result. If you used it or have a box sitting at home, you can fill out this form to receive a replacement test.
When was this recall announced? Oct. 5, 2021
DiGiorno Pizza Recall
Why is there a DiGiorno Pizza recall? An inspection by the USDA revealed that the frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza contained “textured soy protein”, an allergen. The soy wasn’t on the packaging, and according to the USDA, the carton might not even have pepperoni pizza inside, but instead, frozen three-meat pizza.
What is the affected DiGiorno product?
- DiGiorno Pepperoni Crispy Pan Crust, 26-oz (lot code 1181510721, “best by” date of MAR2022)
What to do if you have recalled DiGiorno Pizza: Throw the product away immediately. Return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more info, call 1-800-681-1676.
When was this recall announced? Sept. 26, 2021
Ling Ling Potstickers Recall
Why is there a Ling Ling Potstickers recall? Ajinomoto Foods North America received consumer complaints that plastic — both clear/flexible and hard plastic — was in the potsticker products. They’re now recalling more than 33,000 lbs of raw, frozen chicken and vegetable potsticker products.
What is the affected Ling Ling product?
- Ling Ling Potstickers Chicken & Vegetable, 4.2-lb plastic bags (lot code 1911203, “best by” date of 22 OCT 2022)
What to do if you have recalled potstickers: Throw the product away immediately. Return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more info, call 1-855-742-5011.
When was this recall announced? Sept. 25, 2021
SunTree Trail Mix Recall
Why is there a SunTree Trail Mix recall? A customer notified Phoenix-based SunTree Snack Foods that a cashew-based trail mix product contained glass pieces. The affected products were sold in D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
What are the affected Hostess products?
- Harris Teeter Roasted Lightly Salted Cashew Halves and Pieces, 8 oz
- Lot code: 86359
- UPC: 072036734884
- Best by date: 7/15/2022 or 7/16/2022
- Harris Teeter Roasted Salted Cashew Halves and Pieces, 8 oz
- Lot code: 86687
- UPC: 072036734891
- Best by date: 8/2/2022 or 8/3/2022
- Harris Teeter Roasted Salted Cashew Halves and Pieces, 32 oz
- Lot code: 88148
- UPC: 072036734907
- Best by date: 8/31/2022
- Harris Teeter Tropical Trail Mix, 15 oz
- Lot code: 88546
- UPC: 072036735003
- Best by date: 9/17/2022 or 9/18/2022
- HEB 100 Calorie Packs Lightly Salted Roasted Cashews Halves & Pieces, 12.4 oz
- Lot codes: 88381, 86980, 85745, 86075
- UPC: 041220178339
- Best by date: 6/15/2022, 7/2/2022, 7/7/2022, 8/16-19/2022, 9/10-13/2022, 9/17-18/2022
- Happy Belly Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces, 40 oz
- Lot code: 86381
- UPC: 842379195310
- Best by date: 7/14/2022 or 7/15/2022
- Happy Belly Lightly Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces, 16 oz
- Lot code: 86311
- UPC: 842379195341
- Best by date: 7/15/2022
- Happy Belly Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces, 16 oz
- Lot code: 86400
- UPC: 842379195303
- Best by date: 7/14/2022 or 7/15/2022
- Happy Belly Lightly Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces, 40 oz
- Lot code: 86310
- UPC: 842379195358
- Best by date: 7/13/2022 or 7/14/2022
- Price & Spring Mountain Trail Mix, 44 oz
- Lot code: 86961
- UPCs: 814314024153 & 814314024160
- Best by date: 8/25-27/2022
- Price & Spring Mountain Trail Mix, 28 oz
- Lot code: 86960
- UPC: 814314024146
- Best by date: 8/17-18/2022
What to do if you have recalled SunTree Trail Mix products: Bring a valid receipt into the place of purchase for a full refund. For more info, call 1-480-719-6900 x219.
When was this recall announced? Sept. 24, 2021
Boppy Lounger Recall
Why is there a Boppy lounger recall? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and The Boppy Company issued a recall of three of their loungers after they determined the products weren’t safe for infant sleeping. Between 2015-2020, eight infants died from suffocation while sleeping on the loungers.
What are the affected Boppy products?
- Boppy Original Newborn Loungers
- Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers
- Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers
The Boppy Company sold about 3.3 million loungers between January 2004 and Sept. 2021. They came in a variety of colors and styles and measure 23″ long, 22″ wide and 7″ high.
What to do if you have recalled Boppy loungers: Contact The Boppy Company for a refund, by visiting their recall website or by calling 1-800-416-1355 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.
When was this recall announced? Sept. 23, 2021
Costco Salami & Prosciutto Recall
Why is there a Costco salami recall? In a letter to members who’d purchased Fratelli Beretta Uncured Antipasto, Costco indicated that there has been a possible salmonella exposure to the salami/prosciutto product. More than 862,000 pounds of product are affected.
What are the affected Beretta products?
- Fratelli Beretta Uncured Antipasto 2/12 oz packages, sold between Feb. 18, 2021 and Aug. 18, 2021 (Product number 1191091 — best by date of Feb. 11, 2022)
What to do if you have recalled Beretta products: Return the product to Costco for a full refund. For more info, call 1-866-918-8738.
When was this recall announced? Aug. 27, 2021
Hostess Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns Recall
Why is there a Hostess buns recall? Hostess’ co-manufacturer, Best Harvest Bakeries, alerted the company to the possibility of listeria and salmonella contamination. There haven’t been any reports of illness related to this, but is offering a voluntary recall out of caution.
What are the affected Hostess products?
- Hostess Soft White Hamburger Buns (UPC: 888109110987; best by date 8/13/2021-10/4/2021)
- Hostess Soft White Hotdog Buns (UPC: 888109110970; best by date 8/13/2021-9/30/2021
What to do if you have recalled Hostess products: Bring a valid receipt into the place of purchase for a full refund. For more info, call 1-844-483-7253.
When was this recall announced? Aug. 13, 2021
Target & Whole Foods Shrimp Recall
Why is there a shrimp recall? The USDA has determined that nine people in four states have been infected with salmonella poisoning after consuming frozen cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp produced by Avanti Frozen Foods — which has sold shrimp under store labels at Target, Whole Foods and Meijer, among other stores.
What are the affected shrimp products?
The recall affects 26 different products, including frozen shrimp bearing the following labels:
- Big River
- CWNO Brand
- First Street
- Food Lion
- Nature’s Promise
- Harbor Banks
- Sea Cove
- Waterfront Bistro
- Wellsley Farms
- WFNO Brands
What to do if you have recalled shrimp products: Bring a valid receipt into the place of purchase for a full refund.
When was this recall announced? Aug. 13, 2021
Aldi Chicken Recall
Why is there a chicken recall? After being informed of possible salmonella contamination, Serenade Foods is recalling nearly 60,000 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products. The USDA issued a public health alert regarding these products, which include the Kirkwood products carried by Aldi stores.
What are the affected Serenade Chicken products?
- “Dutch Farms Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese” 5 oz packages with lot code BR 1055 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 24 2023.
- “Milford Valley Chicken with Broccoli and Cheese” 5 oz packages with lot code BR 1055 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 24 2023.
- “Milford Valley Chicken Cordon Bleu” 10 oz box with lot code CB 1055 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 24 2023.
- “Kirkwood Raw Stuffed Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese” 5 oz packages with lot code BR 1055 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 24 2023.
- “Kirkwood Raw Stuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu” 5 oz packages with lot code CB 1056 and BEST IF USED BY FEB 25 2023.
What to do if you have recalled Serenade Chicken products: Bring a valid receipt into the stores where you purchased it for a full refund. For more info, call 1-844-674-6854.
When was this recall announced? Aug. 9, 2021
Whole Foods Cheese Recall
Why is there a cheese recall? Whole Foods Market identified a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous infectious organism, in Cahill Cheddar Cheese products.
What are the affected Cahill cheese products?
- Cheddar with Porter (PLU 93579)
- Whiskey Cheddar (PLU 54784 and 94884)
What to do if you have recalled Cahill Cheddar Cheese products: Bring a valid receipt into Whole Foods stores for a full refund. For more info, call 1-844-936-8255.
When was this recall announced? July 27, 2021
McCormick Seasonings Recall
Why is there a McCormick seasonings recall? During routine testing, FDA inspectors found a potential salmonella risk in three different McCormick products.
What are the affected McCormick products?
- McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning
- McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning
- Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning
(Check for these UPC numbers: 052100049731, 052100038254, 52100325743, 066200021047)
What to do if you have recalled McCormick Seasonings: Call McCormick at 1-800-635-2867 to get a replacement or full refund. Don’t worry about returning the product; just throw it away.
When was this recall announced? July 26, 2021
Why is there a Grimmway Farms recall? During routine testing, Grimmway inspectors found a potential salmonella risk. There haven’t been any illnesses linked to this recall.
What are the affected carrot products?
- Bunny Luv: Organic Cut and Peeled Baby Carrots, Organic Premium Petite Carrots
- Cal-Organic: Organic Petite Carrots
- Grimmway Farms: Shredded Carrots
- O Organics: Organic Peeled Baby-Cut Carrots, Organic Baby Rainbow Carrots
(Check for these UPC numbers: 033383902050, 078783513017, 078783908103, 078783506101, 079893408507, 079893981628)
What to do if you have recalled Grimmway carrots: Return the product (with receipt) to the place you bought it; call Grimmway for more info at 1-800-301-3101.
When was this recall announced? July 22, 2021
Prepackaged Muffins Recall
Why is there a Give and Go Muffins recall? During routine testing, FDA inspectors found a potential Listeria contamination risk (which causes serious illness). These muffins were distributed to major retailers like Walmart, Stop n Shop, 7-Eleven and more.
What are the affected muffin products?
There are 26 different retail UPC numbers included in this nationwide recall. The affected products include the following brands and product families:
- Uncle Wally’s Twin Muffins
- The Worthy Crumb Muffins
- Stop n Shop Streusel & Muffins
- 7-Eleven Selects Mini Muffins
- Freshness Guaranteed Mini Muffins
- Great Value Snack Muffins & Brownie Snack Cup
- Marketside Strawberry & Creme Muffins
What to do if you have recalled Give and Go Muffins: Return the product (with receipt) to the place you bought it; call Give and Go for more info at 1-844-366-1171.
When was this recall announced? July 19, 2021
Tyson Chicken Recall
Why is there a Tyson chicken recall? The USDA announced the most serious level of recall — a Class 1 recall — after they determined that nearly 8.5 million pounds of Tyson chicken may be contaminated with listeria, which will make you seriously ill.
What are the affected Tyson products? Any product with the establishment/inspection number “P-7089” (which you can find on the outside of the product packaging) has been recalled. The USDA produced this list of Tyson products that were not safe to eat.
These were sold at Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix, Casey’s General Store, Stewart’s Shops, H-E-B, Wegmans and others.
What to do if you have recalled Tyson chicken: Kroger, Stewart’s Shops, H-E-B and Wegmans all announced that refunds would be available to customers who returned recalled items. Just bring them back to the store.
When was this recall announced? July 3, 2021