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What’s In Your Kitchen? Listeria Nut Butters

Posted in Food Safety,Listeria,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls on February 7, 2019

MakeFoodSafe.com would like to help you keep your family safe from unsafe foods.  Each week we bring together a list of the current recalls.  Putting recalled lots, UPC codes, and contact information for recalled products in one convenient place helps you evaluate the foods you eat, like listeria nut butters.

Some recalls are issued due to undeclared allergens, which could cause serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if someone sensitive to the product consumes it.  Other recalls are issued due to contamination with harmful material such as plastic or metal. Some are due to other health risks such as contamination with a pathogenic bacteria.  Check back often and evaluate your fridge, pantry, and shopping list to make sure you can identify which foods to avoid.

Oskri Organics Corporation Recalls Nut Butters Due to Health Risk

Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, Wisconsin issued a recall on January 28, 2019 for all of their nut butters due to potential contamination with the health risk, Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is a harmful bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in the very young, the very old, and those with a compromised immune system. Pregnant women are at risk for miscarriages and still birth. Normally healthy individuals often experience short- term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

The recall was initiated after samples from multiple Oskri Corporation nut butter presented a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall affects products manufactured from the beginning of January 2018 and applies to ALL Oskri Corporation nut butters with Best By dates before June 2020 including Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Peanut (all flavor varieties), Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Tahini butters.  Affected products were distributed to the states of Arizona, California Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.  See table below for specific product information

There have been no reports of illness connected to this recall.

Santa Rosa Whole Foods Market Store Recalls Hipster Chipster Cookies Due to Undeclared Allergen

The Santa Rosa Whole Foods Market Store issued a recall on February 4, 2019 for 8 packages of their Hipster Chipster cookies due to the undeclared allergens tree nut (Walnut), milk, and egg not listed on the product label.  Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts, milk, and/or egg risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if the product is consumed.

The recall was initiated after a customer experienced an allergic reaction and notified the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Affected product was distributed to the Whole Foods Market at 1181 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa, California.  The product can be identified with UPC 0247449 006990 and sell-by dates through 02/04/19.

Consumers can bring a valid receipt to the store for a full refund.

Frito-Lay Recalls Pita Chips Due to Undeclared Allergen

Frito-Lay issued a recall on February 4, 2019 for a small number of their 7 1/3 oz bags of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips due to the undeclared allergen, milk.  Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if the product is consumed.

The recall was initiated after the discovery of 228 bags of Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips were inadvertently filled with another flavor of pita chips that contained the common allergen, milk that was not included on the Naked Pita Chips label.  No other Stacy’s product or flavor is affected by this recall.

One consumer allergic reaction has been connected to this recall to date.

Check back often for more information on recalled product that affect your family.  MakeFoodSafe.com cares about you and your family safety. Stay up to date on recall information and who to contact with questions regarding recalled products.

This Week’s Affected Products

Manufacturer Label Size Date UPC/Lot
Oskri Corporation Organic Peanut Creamy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016316285
Oskri Corporation Organic Peanut Crunchy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016316469
Oskri Corporation Organic Peanut Espresso   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401103
Oskri Corporation Organic Peanut Chia Flax   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401097
Oskri Corporation Organic Peanut Honey Sea Salt   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016400724
Oskri Corporation Organic Peanut Spicy Cayenne   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401110
Oskri Corporation Almond Creamy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401318
Oskri Corporation Almond Crunchy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016316452
Oskri Corporation Almond Chia Flax   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401127
Oskri Corporation Cashew   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016316476
Oskri Corporation Cashew Coconut   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401141
Oskri Corporation Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016316841
Oskri Corporation Organic Sunflower Butter   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016316308
Oskri Corporation Organic Tahini Butter   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016316292
Oskri Corporation Hazelnut Cacao Spread   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401134
Oskri Corporation Almond Coconut   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401882
Oskri Corporation Organic Peanut Coconut   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401899
Oskri Corporation Organic Coconut Butter   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401905
Oskri Corporation Peanut Butter Mixed Berry   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401912
Oskri Corporation Pouch Organic Peanut Creamy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401592
Oskri Corporation Pouch Organic Peanut Espresso Cacao   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401622
Oskri Corporation Pouch Organic Peanut Honey Sea Salt   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401615
Oskri Corporation Pouch Organic Peanut Spicy Cayenne   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401646
Oskri Corporation Pouch Organic Tahini Butter   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401639
Oskri Corporation Pouch Almond Creamy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401653
Oskri Corporation Pouch Cashew Coconut   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401691
Oskri Corporation Pouch Hazelnut Cacao Spread   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401609
Oskri Corporation Bulk Organic Peanut Creamy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401714
Oskri Corporation Bulk Organic Peanut Crunchy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401721
Oskri Corporation Bulk Organic Peanut Espresso   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401738
Oskri Corporation Bulk Organic Peanut Chia Flax   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401745
Oskri Corporation Bulk Organic Peanut Honey Sea Salt   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401752
Oskri Corporation Bulk Organic Peanut Spicy Cayenne Honey   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401769
Oskri Corporation Bulk Almond Creamy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401776
Oskri Corporation Bulk Almond Crunchy   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401783
Oskri Corporation Bulk Almond Chia Flax   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401790
Oskri Corporation Bulk Cashew   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401806
Oskri Corporation Bulk Cashew Coconut   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401813
Oskri Corporation Bulk Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401820
Oskri Corporation Bulk Organic Sunflower Butter   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401837
Oskri Corporation Bulk Organic Tahini Butter   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401844
Oskri Corporation Bulk Hazelnut Cacao Spread   Best By 6/2020 or earlier 666016401851
Frito-Lay Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips 7 1/3 oz Use By: 23 APR 2019 Manufacturing code: 65M127902; UPC: 028400564632

By: Heather Van Tassell, Contributing Writer (Non-Lawyer)