These 2 grocery items are removed from the shelves
The mass manufacturing process associated with the products that fill the grocery store shelves that we depend on for food and other household staples, of course, has many benefits. Efficiency helps keep prices capped (well, at least a bit). But the whole process is certainly not perfect, far from it. Mistakes can happen anytime along the way and ultimately lead to a seemingly endless series of food recalls that we unfortunately have to report on regularly.
As if shoppers didn’t have enough to worry about, from inflation driving up prices to product shortages and more. Food recalls then add an even more worrying aspect to all this, since the cause of this recall can potentially put your health at risk. Below, we’ll run through some recent recalls you should know about and tell you everything you need to know about them.
Food Recalls: Toboton Creek Dairy Raw Milk
For this first, the key fact to know is that some Toboton Creek Dairy products may have been contaminated with E. coli. The company says the reminder follows routine sampling by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Here is what the tests revealed: The presence of E. coli, found in retail raw milk dated February 1. As a result, Toboton Creek Dairy is recalling all raw whole milk at retail with “Best By” dates from February 1 through February 9.
The product was available at retail stores in Yelm and Olympia, Washington, as well as available directly from area farms. It should also be noted that Toboton Creek Dairy said this recall affected raw milk bottled by the company in half-gallon containers.
As of this writing, fortunately, there have been no reports of illness linked to this raw milk recall. Still, Toboton Creek Dairy urges customers not to drink any of the raw milk products with the expiration dates listed above. And they can get a full refund by returning their item to the original point of purchase.
Wish-Bone Dressing Recall
In addition to the many salad recalls we’ve reported over the past few weeks, Conagra Brands has just issued a recall for several popular Wish-Bone dressings. Some of them are popular enough that you still have them in your fridge right now.
We don’t know for sure how many bottles of salad dressing are part of this food recall. The company only said in an ad that it is recalling an unspecified “limited quantity” of Wish-Bone Thousand Island and Chunky Blue Cheese dressings containing undeclared egg.
The fact that they contain eggs without the label clearly stating this is, of course, potentially dangerous. Because people with egg allergies, among other things, can develop symptoms minutes after consuming the allergen. Severe allergic reactions can even lead to anaphylaxis, which can be fatal.
If you purchased one of the company’s salad dressings and think you might be affected by this food recall, here are the identifiers you should look for:
- Thousand Island Dressings, 15 oz – UPC: 0-41321-00645-6; Batch/Lot Code: 4254200620; BEST BY JAN312023
- Thousand Island Dressings, 15 oz – UPC: 0-41321-00645-6; Batch/Lot Code: 4254200720; BEST BY FEB012023
- Thousand Island Dressings, 24 oz – UPC: 0-41321-00731-6; Batch/Lot Code: 4254201720; BEST BEFORE FEBRUARY 11, 2023
- Blue Cheese Chunky Dressings, 24 oz – UPC: 0-41321-00691-3; Batch/Lot Code: 4254201320; BEST BY NOV092022