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This Costco Food Was Just Recalled for a Peculiar Reason

The snack does not pose a food safety issue.

Recall notices protect consumers like you from food that has the potential to negatively impact your health. Products can be recalled for many reasons, including the presence of foreign objects, Salmonella and other bacteria, or undeclared allergens.

But one newly recalled product that was sold at Costco doesn't fit any of these descriptions. (Before you head to the warehouse, don't forget to check out the Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According to Nutritionists.)

A recall notification was recently sent to Costco members who bought pistachios.

 Redland's Dark Chocolate Covered Pistachios
Courtesy of Redland's

Certain 36-ounce containers of Redland's Dark Chocolate Covered Pistachios are being recalled, but the reason is peculiar.

Redland Foods Corp. explains, "It has come to our attention that some of the pistachios in this product may have been over roasted. While not a food safety issue, this does not meet our quality expectations."

While there's no threat to your health if you consume these pistachios, you can still return them to your local warehouse for a full refund.

The impacted products were purchased during the six-week period between May 10, 2021 and June 20, 2021. If you need help identifying them, the item number is 1540859.

However, this isn't the only item currently being recalled by Costco. If you shop at the warehouse, you should also be on the lookout for some other products that may be in your kitchen pantry.

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Don Lee Green Chili Shredded Chicken & Rice Cauliflower Bowls

Costco Green Chili Shredded Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowl Recall
Courtesy of Don Lee Farms

These chicken bowls were recalled because the green chili in them may contain plastic, and they were available in the freezer section at Costco as recently as June 15. There was no mention of any injuries or illnesses related to the plastic, or how it was discovered.

The notice from Lee Farms says, "If you have one of the identified date codes in your freezer, please return it to Costco for a full refund."

Organic Dark Chocolate Blueberries

Courtesy of Torn Ranch

These blueberries could contain an undeclared allergen: almonds. A notice was posted on Costco's website on May 19, but the berries had a Best By date of 05/07/2022.

The bags were sold at warehouses in Arkansas, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. There are no reports of any adverse reactions, but you should stop eating them immediately.

Tin Star Foods Ghee

Costco Ghee
Courtesy of Tin Star Foods

Tin Star Foods detected a quality issue that shortened the shelf life of this product. Costco can identify which customers purchased recalled items through its membership system, and a notice was sent to individuals who bought this product between March 19 and May 27. If you have this product but didn't get an alert, double-check your kitchen pantry to be safe.

A few additional items sold at Costco that are the subject of recent recalls may also be hazardous to your health, including black beans, vitamins, and three varieties of this frozen treat.

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Amanda McDonald
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