Product Recall Information

Patagonia Provisions – Organic Savory Seeds – April 11, 2019

Patagonia Provisions is voluntarily recalling certain varieties of organic gluten-free savory seeds because they may have come into contact with gluten at the manufacturer’s facility.

Varieties being recalled are:

  • Patagonia Organic Savory Seeds Mellow Yellow, lot codes: 18235, 18239, 18337, 18338, 19002, 19004, 19008, 19009
  • Patagonia Organic Savory Seeds Chipotle Lime, lot codes: 18227, 18228, 18269, 18339, 18340, 19023, 19024, 19030, 19032

Patagonia Provisions is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.

For more information, contact Patagonia Provisions at 415-729-9956

Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund until May 23, 2019. After this period, members should contact the manufacturer for a refund. To receive a refund of $2.00 per bag, return the product (or whatever remaining portion) in the original packaging. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product package to a Membership Office staff person only. Staff will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch

February 16, 2019

Nature’s Path has voluntarily recalled specific lots of the following product because the cereal might contain undeclared gluten (wheat or barley).

EnviroKidz Gorilla Munch, 10 oz

UPC: 0 58449 86002 0

Best Before Date: 08/24/2019 or 09/21/2019

You may return the recalled product purchased at the Coop for a full refund. Please return the product (or any remaining portion) in the original packaging to the Membership Office. No other proof of purchase is required.

For more information, contact Nature’s Path at 1-866-880-7284 or ConsumerServices@naturespath.com.

Frito-Lay – Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips – February 4, 2019

Frito-Lay announced a limited voluntary recall of a very small number of 7 1/3 oz. bags of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled pita chips bags.

The recalled products are 7 1/3 oz. bags of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips that were distributed nationwide and have both a “Use By” date of 23 APR 2019 and a nine-character manufacturing code of “65M127902” listed below the “Use By” date.

No other Stacy’s products or flavors are recalled.

For more details, see the official press release from the FDA.

Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund until April 23, 2019. To receive a refund of $2.23 per bag, return the product (or whatever remaining portion) in the original packaging. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product package to a Membership Office staff person only. Staff will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

UPDATED – RXBAR  – Chicago, IL – January 15, 2019

Chicago Bar Company, LLC dba RXBAR is voluntarily recalling certain varieties of bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have peanut allergies run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Varieties being recalled are:

  • RXBAR: Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Sea Salt, Coconut Chocolate, Coffee Chocolate, Mango Pineapple, Maple Sea Salt, Mint Chocolate, Mixed Berry, Pumpkin Spice
  • RXBAR Kids: Apple Cinnamon Raisin, Berry Blast, Chocolate Chip

No other RXBAR flavors or RXBAR products are affected by the recall.

There have been no hospitalizations reported and RXBAR is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.

For more details, see the official press release from the FDA.

Any recalled product purchased at the Coop can be returned for a full refund until July 15, 2019. After this period, members should contact the manufacturer for a refund. To receive a refund of $1.59 per bar, return the product (or whatever remaining portion) in the original packaging. No other proof of purchase is required. Hand product package to a Membership Office staff person only. Staff will double check that the product was impacted by the recall and, if confirmed, issue a cash refund.

Romaine Lettuce Update

Update as of 12/30/2018

What about Romaine lettuce?

After E. Coli was found in West Coast-grown Romaine lettuce on Nov. 20, the Coop removed all West Coast (both California and Arizona) Romaine from its shelves, including the packaged Romaine hearts, packaged mixed salad, and Romaine lettuce in heads.   We have continued to sell Romaine head lettuce sourced from Pennsylvania and Florida, and we continue to sell loose salad mix from Vermont and Pennsylvania.  The FDA has implicated 6 California counties as the possible origin of the outbreak; the previous E. coli outbreak in July 2018 originated in Arizona.  The Coop currently is not selling any West Coast-grown Romaine in any form, and we will wait until we have further assurance that proper safety measures are in place.  We are actively looking for East Coast packaged salads as a replacement for the clamshell mixed salad (typically Organic Girl).  We have added in the Gotham Greens Romaine (grown hydroponically in New York) as a replacement for the Romaine hearts.

 


Romaine Lettuce

Update as of 11/29/2018

Following recommendations from the CDC and the FDA, the Coop is working hard to procure Romaine lettuce from areas not affected by the current recall. The Coop produce buyers, as well as its distributors, are operating with an abundance of caution in order to obtain the necessary information to guide them when making buying decisions.

Starting today the Coop will start carrying greenhouse grown Romaine lettuce and related products from Gotham Greens, a local producer in Brooklyn. In the coming weeks, the Coop will make every effort to procure Romaine lettuce grown, where available, in areas outside of the recall affected areas, with an emphasis on local and organic farms. We will update our members via the Coop’s website as more information is available.


CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce.

CDC is advising U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

  • Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.
  • This advice includes all types of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.
  • If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
  • Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

The Coop’s receiving staff has removed all romaine products from the shelves and back stock. These products include: 

  • Foxy Romaine Hearts: $4.64 ea (purchased on 11/20 or before)
  • Organic Romaine Lettuce: $2.80 ea (purchased on 11/20 or before)
  • Organic Girl Salad Mix 16 oz: $5.89 ea (purchased on 11/20 or before)
  • Organic Girl Salad Mix 5 oz: $3.45 ea (purchased on 11/20 or before)
  • Gotham Greens Ugly Salad Greens: $2.53 ea  (purchased on 11/22 or before). Starting on Friday, 11/23 the Coop sold this product packaged by Gotham Greens without Romaine.

Any recalled romaine product purchased at the Coop before the dates listed above can be returned for a full refund. No proof of purchase is required.

For more details, see the official press release from the CDC.