9 Major Recalls You Need On Your Radar Right Now
This story has been updated since it was originally posted to include the Trader Joe’s salad recall
From coffees to pasta sauces to infant formulas, we rounded up nine major recalls of popular items often found at your local grocery store. It’s best to be aware— many health experts stress— of what you often consume (especially if it is a processed item). With that said, here are nine current recalls to look out for:
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9 Major Grocery Store Food & Drink Recalls To Be Aware Of
1. Starbucks Bottled Vanilla Frappuccino Drinks
Starbucks fans and Frappuccino lovers, take note! The chain’s bottled, vanilla-flavored coffee beverages are currently being recalled. PepsiCo, the distributor of Starbucks’ vanilla-flavored Frappuccino drinks, is recalling more than 300,000 of these bottled beverages over fears that they might have loose pieces of glass inside.
The FDA notes that this is a Class II recall, which means that it is “a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”
As CNN reports, the drinks are “13.7-ounce Vanilla Frappuccinos with UPC number 0 12000-81331 3.” Expiration dates are March 8th, May 29th, June 4th and 10th, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA indicates that the recall started on January 28th, and is still ongoing. In a statement from PepsiCo on behalf of the North American Coffee Partnership (its organization with Starbucks), the company noted that these items are being removed from the marketplace.
2. Rao's Chicken & Gnocchi Soup
Rao's Chicken & Gnocchi soup is currently being recalled, and anyone with an egg allergy should take note! On January 27th, Rao's parent company, Sovos Brands Intermediate, Inc., issued a voluntary recall of the brand's Chicken & Gnocchi Soup since some of the jars might actually contain Rao's Vegetable Minestrone Soup, which includes egg as an ingredient. The product's mislabeling could create a serious risk for those with an egg allergy or severe sensitivity.
According to the FDA's notice, "The product is packaged in a 16-ounce, clear glass jar marked with the following code date printed on the top of the jar: Best By NOV 15 2024 EST 251 Code Date 2320 MDV 046030Z009, UPC 747479400015." In addition, these soups were distributed to retail stores in 32 states between December 8, 2022, and January 27, 2023.
3. Kirkland Signature Cold Brew Coffee
Another coffee product that may be contaminated is the canned Kirkand Signature Cold Brew. Costco shared a notice on February 17th from Berner Food & Beverage. The company announced that they and the FDA are recalling specific code dates of the product because bolts may be found in the cans.
The recall, as Eat This, Not That reports, applies to item number 4165758, which was sold between November 5, 2022 and February 10, 2023. The products have "Best If Used By" dates between Oct. 19, 2023 and October 27, 2023.
4. ProSobee Infant Formula
Reckitt, the formula manufacturer, recalled two batches of ProSobee's Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula on February 19th because of potential cross-contamination with the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii.
As noted within the company's news release, all of the products went through "extensive testing" and tested negative for the bacteria, so the recall is being initiated "out of an abundance of caution."
The recall applies to approximately 145,000 cans of infant formula distributed across the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico. The 12.9-ounce formula cans were manufactured between August 2022 and September 2022, have the batch codes of ZL2HZF or ZL2HZZ, and display a "Use By" date of March 1, 2024 and a UPC code 300871214415.
Reckitt stressed that the issue "was linked to material from a third party" and the company "is no longer sourcing this material from the supplier."
5. GEISHA Medium Shrimp
If you're planning on eating a good amount of seafood over the course of lent, this recall should definitely be on your radar. Kawasho Foods USA recently issued a recall for 4 oz cans of GEISHA Medium Shrimp, which is sold across Walmart, Albertson's, Safeway, Associated Food Stores, and Stater Bros Markets locations across California, Utah, Arizona and Colorado.
Recalled products have a lot code of LGC12W12E22 and a best by date of May 12, 2026. If you think you may have bought one, check the bottom of your can for this lot code and dispose of the product immediately if it matches.
According to the statement from the FDA, cans from one lot were swelling, leaking, or bursting, which is a possible sign that the food has not been properly processed and thus could be a health risk. Products may be contaminated with a toxin-producing bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Consumption of these toxins could ultimately result in serious health risks and may even be fatal, so it's important to take this recall seriously.
Luckily, there have been no reported illnesses linked to this recall.
6. Trader Joe's Lemon Chicken & Arugula Salad
If you recently purchased Trader Joe's Lemon Chicken & Arugula Salad in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho, you may be surprised to see some unexpected ingredients on the list. That's because the bottom labels on products printed with lot code GHNW 059-06 are incorrect—in fact, the USDA says these labels list the ingredients for the Broccoli Slaw and Kale Salad with White Chicken meat, instead, Fox News reports. For this reason, Trader Joe's has recalled this salad mix. Affected products have a best-by date of 03/06/23.
Although this may put people with allergies at risk, there are luckily no reports of any reactions from the mislabeled salad. Customers are encouraged to throw affected products out or return them to Trader Joe's.
7. Office chairs from T.J. Maxx and Marshalls
TJX Companies Inc. has issued a recall on office chairs sold at Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, and Homesense after 12 reports of the back of the chairs breaking and detaching. 10 of these instances have resulted in injuries, including bruises and concussion, according to CPSC. Yikes!
The affected products were sold nationwide from June 2019 through December 2022, and prices range from $60-$70. This recall spans a total of nearly 82,000 chairs, including white, black, grey, floral, pink, orange, navy, light blue, brown, mint and cream varieties upholstered with velvet, linen, woven fabric or vinyl. Each is labeled with “ANJI GUOTAI Furniture Co. Ltd.” and “Made in China."
Luckily, there's one easy way to tell if you have an affected product; check the number on the hanging tags. Recalled chairs will be labeled with one of the following product numbers: GT646, GT646A, GT646AA, GT646AB, GT646AABO. These should be returned to stores for a full refund.
8. Cosori Air Fryers
Air fryers are especially handy gadgets, but unfortunately, 2 million from Corosi have been recalled due to 205 reports of the appliances "catching fire, burning, melting, overheating and smoking," CNN reports. These instances have resulted in 10 reports of 'minor, superficial burn injuries' and 23 reports of property damage.
If you have a Corosi air fryer, the best way to see if you have an affected product is to check the model number at the bottom of the appliance. Recalled appliances will be labeled with one of the following:
CP158-AF, CP158-AF-R19, CP158-AF-RXW, CP158-AF-RXR, CAF-P581-BUSR, CAF-P581-AUSR, CAF-P581-RUSR, CP137-AF, CP137-AF-RXB, CP137-AF-RXR, CP137-AF-RXW, CS158-AF, CS158-AF-RXB, CS158-AF-R19, CAF-P581S-BUSR, CAF-P581S-RUSR, CAF-P581S-AUSR, CO137-AF, CO158-AF, CO158-AF-RXB, CP258-AF
If you do have a recalled product, the company says you should stop using it immediately, fill out the recall registration form, and return it. Then you'll be sent a replacement fryer—one that won't pose a safety risk.
9. Yeti coolers and cases
Yet is another company that has issued a major recall recently. The beloved cooler brand has recalled 1.9 million coolers and gear cases due to 1,399 reports of failed closures and detached magnets, which could lead to injury. Luckily, no injuries have been reported.
Affected products include the Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler, Hopper M30 1.0 Soft Cooler, Hopper M30 2.0 Soft Cooler, and SideKick Dry Gear Case. These were sold at Dick's Sporting Goods, Ace Hardware, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Yeti, Amazon, and more from March 2018 to January 2023.
If you have any of these products, you should stop using them immediately and contact Yeti to get a refund at 833-444-3151.