Product Recall Information

Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream, 7.5 oz — August 26, 2019

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream and Desserts, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for their Mochi Ice Cream products. This recall has been initiated because “free-floating” foreign plastic pieces have been discovered in a small number of the resealable trays.  To account for the possibility that any plastic might adhere to the product, Bubbies Inc. is taking a proactive position to voluntarily recall these products in the interest of consumer safety.

  • Bubbies 7.5oz Mochi Ice Cream with Best By dates of 01/08/2020 – 07/28/2020) are affected by this recall.

Members may return these items (or a remaining portion) in the original packaging to the Coop until November  26, 2019. 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 of $4.75.

For more information, contact Bubbies’ VP of Food Safety at 602-540-4813 or scott.lyons@bubbiesicecream.com

Lantana Hummus — August 1, 2019

Pita Pal Foods is voluntarily recalling various flavors of the 10 oz. Lantana Hummus due to concerns over Listeria Monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility (not in finished product) during an FDA inspection.

  • Lantana Edamame and Red Pepper Hummus 10 oz. UPC # 896863001403
  • Lantana Sriracha Carrot Hummus 10 oz. UPC # 096863001407

Members may return these items (or a remaining portion) in the original packaging to the Coop until October 31, 2019. 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 of $2.81.

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

Weleda Comforting Baby Oil, 6.8 FL OZ – July 9, 2019

Weleda has voluntarily recalled this product because of an ingredient labeling error. The recall affects one specific batch of the 6.8 fl oz Calendula Baby Oil. This product can be identified by the following info:

  • UPC #4001638096553
  • Art No. 9655
  • Batch/Lot Number EG2M1

Members may return this item (or a remaining portion) in the original packaging to the Coop until November 9, 2019. 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 of $11.73.

For more information, contact Weleda Consumer Affairs by calling 1-800-241-1030 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ProBar LLC – July 13, 2019

PROBAR LLC of Salt Lake City, UT has initiated a voluntary recall of select flavors and lots of Meal® bars, including Chocolate Coconut, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Original Trail Mix, Wholeberry Blast and Superfood Slam due to the possible presence of undeclared milk and soy allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected products. No other PROBAR® products are affected.

This voluntary recall involves select Meal® bar flavors in 3oz. packages. The following lots of PROBAR® Meal bars are included in the recall:

  • LOT #29109 PROBAR: MEAL: Chocolate Coconut EXP APR 19 2020 | UPC: 853152100346
  • LOT #29123 PROBAR: MEAL: Chocolate Coconut EXP MAY 03 2020 | UPC: 853152100346
  • LOT #29119 PROBAR: MEAL: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip EXP APR 29 2020 | UPC: 853152100322
  • LOT #29126 PROBAR: MEAL: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip EXP MAY 06 2020 | UPC: 853152100322
  • LOT #29119 PROBAR: MEAL: Original Trail Mix EXP APR 29 2020 | UPC: 853152100018
  • LOT #29121 PROBAR: MEAL: Wholeberry Blast EXP MAY 01 2020 | UPC: 853152100025
  • LOT #29122 PROBAR: MEAL: Superfood Slam EXP MAY 02 2020 | UPC: 853152100070

Members may return these items (or a remaining portion) in the original packaging to the Coop until October 11, 2019. 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 of $2.03.

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

Whole Fresh Papaya – June 29, 2019

CDC is advising that consumers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island not eat any whole, fresh papayas from Mexico as they may be linked to an outbreak of Salmonella. This investigation is ongoing and advice will be updated when more information is available.

The Coop has removed fresh papaya from the shelves until further notice.

  • Consumers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island who have whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico in their homes should not eat them. Throw the papayas away, even if some of them were eaten and no one has gotten sick.
  • Do not eat fruit salads or other mixes that include papayas from Mexico.
  • If you aren’t sure the papaya you bought is from Mexico, you can ask the place of purchase. When in doubt, don’t eat the papaya. Throw it out.
  • Wash and sanitize places where papayas were stored: countertops and refrigerator drawers or shelves. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

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

You may return fresh papaya purchased at the Coop for a full refund with a paid in full receipt.

Purely Elizabeth Granola & Bars – May 15, 2019

Purely Elizabeth has initiated a voluntary recall on several of their Grain-Free Granola and Bar offerings due to possible foreign matter contamination. They are implementing this recall because they learned that cashews provided by their supplier during a brief time this spring may contain foreign objects. They have taken corrective action and replaced this cashew supplier with a new one.

  • Coconut Cashew Grain-Free Granola, 8 oz bag (exp date 10/19/19)
  • Coconut Cashew Grain-Free Bar, 1.4 oz bar (exp dates 11/27/19, 12/20/19, 12/21/19)
  • Banana Nut Butter Grain-Free Bar, 1.4 oz bar (exp date 11/26/19)
  • Chocolate Sea Salt Grain-Free Bar, 1.4 oz bar (exp date 11/28/19)

Members may return these items (or a remaining portion) in the original packaging to the Coop until November 28, 2019. 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 of $4.56 (granola) or $1.64 (bars).

After 11/28/2019, members should contact the manufacturer for a refund: https://purelyelizabeth.com/recallinformation

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

Members may return these products 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 July 27, 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.