If You Have This Oatmeal in Your Pantry, Throw It Out Now
A voluntary recall of specific lots of think! Protein + Fiber Oatmeal was just announced because the products may contain undeclared tree nuts, such as almonds or pecans.
A customer discovered a piece of almond while consuming the Farmer's Market Berry Crumble oatmeal, prompting the recall. The packages contained a statement that read, "Made in a facility that processes…tree nuts." But unknowingly consuming nuts could cause a serious reaction in anyone who has an allergy or severe sensitivity. (Related: Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts.)
"It was discovered that products manufactured in the same lot may contain undeclared almonds or pecans," think! said in the recall notice. "Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an inadvertent error in the production process."
The recalled products were distributed and sold at stores across the country and online at thinkproducts.com in 1.76-ounce bowls. The individual bowls included in the recall are pink and cream-colored and have a UPC code of 753656711836, while the packages of six have a UPC code of 753656712338. Best by dates on the bottom of the bowls include N15OCT21, N16OCT21, N19OCT21, N20OCT21, or N21OCT21.
If you purchased one of the recalled oatmeal products, do not eat it. Instead, discard the items or return them to the place where you purchased them for a refund. Luckily, no illnesses have been reported at this time.
This isn't the only recent recall you should know about—2,000 pounds of this produce are being recalled, the FDA says. To get the latest grocery store and recall news delivered straight to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!