6 Grocery Store Recalls You Need To Know About Right Now
With school starting up again and COVID-19 cases on the rise, your grocery shopping list likely looks different right now. We'd wager to say that it may contain more frozen, lunch, and ready-made items than earlier in the summer.
Unfortunately, some of the items in these categories could be dangerous to your health. In fact, several companies have recently recalled groceries sold at Walmart, Whole Foods, and other top supermarket chains.
Once an item is recalled, grocers pull the impacted products from their store shelves. However, some potentially risky groceries may already be lurking in your kitchen. In order to keep your family safe, make sure you're up to date on this list of recalled products. (And for even more ways to stay healthy, here is The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone to Take Right Now.)
Panera Bread at Home Soup
The Chicken Tortilla Soup from Panera Bread's grocery store line was recently recalled because it may contain pieces of gray nitrile gloves. The recall includes 6,384 pounds of soup shipped in 16-ounce containers to retailers in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Texas.
According to the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), no reports of illnesses or injuries related to this product were previously reported. However, the federal agency expressed "concerned that some product may be in consumers' refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase."
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Sushi and Frozen Shrimp
Avanti Frozen Foods recently expanded a recall of various shrimp products over concerns of possible salmonella contamination, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall resulted in several grocery store ready-made sushi products being pulled from shelves, too.
Nine salmonella-related illnesses linked to the recalled items have been reported thus far. The affected shrimp products were sold at Meijer, Whole Foods, and more supermarkets. Meanwhile, the impacted sushi products were sold at New Leaf Community Market, Target, and Whole Foods stores.
Walmart Marketside Chocolate Candy Cookie Cake
This recall involves 12" x 12" Chocolate Candy Cookie Cakes sold at Walmart locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
The treats could contain undeclared peanuts, which means they may be extremely dangerous for individuals allergic to nuts. Luckily, no illnesses have been reported, according to the FDA.
Lay's Wavy Chips
Though a recall notice says only 31 bags of Lay's Wavy Chips could contain undisclosed milk, any customer who bought this product in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia as early as July 23 should double-check the label. The affected chips can be identified by UPC 0 28400 04380 9 and either a "Guaranteed Fresh" date of 02 Nov 2021 and Manufacturing Code 1712 17944 85 21:30 or a "Guaranteed Fresh" date of 19 Oct 2021 and Manufacturing Code 1713 20044 18 03:37.
Able Groupe Baby Formulas
Almost 80,000 units of 21 different types of baby formula are involved in this recall. Manufactured in Europe, the products reportedly did "not bear mandatory labeling statements in English." In addition, eight contain insufficient levels of iron, which can hinder development.
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Serenade Foods Frozen Stuffed Chicken
Almost 60,000 pounds of raw, frozen, breaded, and pre-browned stuffed chicken products have been recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella. A multistate outbreak of 28 salmonella-related illnesses has been linked to the items, according to a public health alert issued by FSIS.
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