If You Have This Spice in Your Pantry, the FDA Says Check It Immediately

This pantry staple has been recalled because it may contain an undeclared allergen.

Kitchen spices can last years in the pantry, so you probably don't tend to give your shakers of salt and sugar a second thought. Unfortunately though, due to a new recall, you may need to toss one out before its expiration date. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced that if you have garlic powder in your pantry, you should check your bottle due to possible contamination. Keep reading to find out if your spice may be affected, and for more things to check in your kitchen, find out why The FDA Says "Please Do Not Eat" This Beloved Dessert Right Now.

According to the FDA announcement on Dec. 23, B&G Foods is voluntarily recalling the 5.37 oz. bottles of its Food Club Garlic Powder due to a packaging error. Instead of the product promised, the bottle of garlic powder may actually contain bacon-flavored bits. These bacon bits contain soy, an allergen that is not typically in garlic powder and is not declared on the label. "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the bacon-flavored bits contained in the recalled containers," the FDA announcement warns. "There is no health risk associated with this product for individuals without an allergy to soy."

Fortunately, it should be very clear that you've purchased an incorrect product. The FDA says it should be "readily apparent to consumers" if their garlic powder container is filled with bacon bits instead. According to the announcement, 1,301 cases of the product were mistakenly labeled, but the recall only affects garlic powder containers with "best by" dates of Nov. 19, 2022 and Nov. 20, 2022.

For those who did receive an incorrectly labeled garlic powder, they can return it to the store they purchased it from for a full refund.

But that's not the only product in your kitchen you should check. For more recent recalled kitchen staples, keep reading and for another culinary warning, find out why This Surprising Staple in Your Kitchen Could Be Toxic, Research Shows.

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Lean Cuisine frozen meals

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a warning on Dec. 21 after Lean Cuisine recalled one of their baked chicken meals because it could "be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic." Nestlé, which makes the Lean Cuisine meals, discovered the issue after receiving five complaints from consumers who had discovered plastic in their food. And for more up-to-date information on recalls and other news, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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Publix's cookie platters

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You may not want to serve any leftover holiday cookie platters and not only because they're days old. According to the FDA, an emergency recall was issued for Publix's seasonal holiday cookie platters on Dec. 7 after it was discovered that they contained undeclared pecans. And for more things you shouldn't eat, check out If You Have This Bread at Home, Get Rid of It Now.

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Country Meats' pork snack sticks

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Country Meats issued a recall for their Hot BBQ Flavored Smoked Pork Snack Sticks due to a packaging issue. According to the FSIS, the recall was issued because some Hot BBQ sticks were mistakenly filled with the brand's Chili Cheese flavor, which contains milk, unlike the BBQ flavor. This means milk was not listed among the ingredients, which could be dangerous to anyone with a milk allergy. And for more dairy dietary concerns, know that If You Have This Milk in Your Fridge, the FDA Says to "Destroy" It.

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Stuffed Foods' mac and cheese bites

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Stuffed Foods LLC's Mac & Cheese Bites were also recalled due to a packaging mistake. According to the FSIS announcement, some packages of this frozen food were found to contain the brand's Buffalo-Style Chicken Poppers instead. And the major issue comes from the fact that the Buffalo-Style Chicken Poppers contain soy, an allergen that isn't included in the mac and cheese product, so it is not included on the label. And for more safety concerns, check out If You Have This Fan at Home, Stop Using It Immediately.

Kali Coleman
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