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These 5 Recalls Are Affecting Products at Major Grocery Stores Nationwide Right Now

Be sure to check your kitchen for these items to keep your family safe.

You may have a hard finding some of the items on your shopping list during your next trip to the supermarket. Though there are ongoing shortages of beloved foods, these groceries may not be the subject of shipping delays or other supply chain issues but rather product recalls.

Recalled groceries are immediately pulled from shelves if they're still available at stores. However, recalls are sometimes issued after products reach customers' kitchens. To keep your family safe, be sure to check your fridge, freezer, and pantry for items on this list of five recently recalled products.

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lobster tails

Almost 6,000 pounds of lobster were recently recalled out of an "abundance of caution" due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the impacted frozen cooked lobster meat products were distributed to Maine and New Hampshire and then across the country through wholesale distributors.

DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza

DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Courtesy of Hy-Vee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recently expressed concern that recalled DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizzas might still be in shopper's freezers. Why, exactly?

The pizzas were mislabeled, and they could also contain undeclared allergens. The presence of textured soy protein was discovered after a consumer complained that a three-meat pizza was in a box labeled as pepperoni pizza.

Though the recalled pizzas were shipped to distribution centers and retailers across the country, there have been no reports of any illnesses thus far. If you do have any medical concerns, contact a healthcare provider.

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Ling Ling Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers

Ling Ling Chicken & Vegetable Pot Stickers
Courtesy of Ling Ling

Why could eating these recalled potstickers potentially be dangerous to your health? Customers reported the presence of clear, flexible, hard plastic in the product. The impacted items were sold in grocers' freezers after being shipped from distribution centers in California and Washington to Costco and other retailers.

The 4.2-pound bags have a "Best By" date of 22 OCT 2022 and a lot code of 1911203.


tandoori spices

According to the FDA, more than 25,000 bags and boxes of spices produced by the Lyden Spice Corporation were recalled after being "exposed to widespread rodent infestation as well as other pests, such as live and dead insects." U.S. Marshals seized the products in Miami on Oct. 1, but a complaint was filed against the company in June after rodent feces were allegedly discovered throughout the facility.

Chocolate Milk

Courtesy of Green Field Farms website

Though food can be externally contaminated, grocery recalls are oftentimes the result of production errors. For example, more than 1,000 containers of chocolate milk from Ohio-based Green Field Farms Dairy were recently recalled because they weren't effectively pasteurized and could cause a foodborne illness.

According to the FDA, the recalled milk products were distributed between Sept. 7 and Sept. 16 to retailers in Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Impacted containers have an expiration date of Sept. 29.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda