If You Bought This at Costco, Get Rid of It Now, FDA Says

It may be contaminated with small pieces of metal, the agency confirms.

Spring is here, meaning you may be getting ready to fire up your grill and enjoy a leisurely barbecue in your backyard. However, before you start prepping that meal, you're going to want to check that your food is safe to eat, now that a type of popular burger sold at Costco is subject to a new recall. Read on to discover if the burgers in your fridge or freezer could pose a serious risk to your health. And for more safety hazards to steer clear of, check out If You're Drinking This Bottled Water, Your Liver May Be in Danger, FDA Says.

On March 27, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of one lot of Pacific Salmon Burgers, sold in 48-oz packages at Costco stores. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the burgers could be contaminated with pieces of metal that could "pose a choking hazard or other physical injury." The affected burgers have lot number GC101431 and a best by date of 01/14/2023 printed on the packaging.

Though there were no reported injuries or illnesses associated with consumption of the affected burgers as of the recall date, the FDA says that anyone with the affected burgers at home should "discontinue use and return item to your local Costco for a full refund." If you have questions about the recall, you can also contact Trident Seafoods at 866-413-4749 from Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or at [email protected]

The burgers join a long list of household staples to be recalled recently; read on to discover if a product you have at home could be putting your health at risk. And if you want to keep yourself out of harm's way, find out why The FDA Has a New Warning About This Blood Pressure Medication.

Oat bars

stack of oat-based breakfast bars

Breakfast bars may be convenient when you're short on time, but they're not always safe. On March 23, the FDA announced the recall of Bobo's Maple Pecan Oat Bars following the discovery of peanut contamination in some batches. The 3-oz oat bars in question, which are printed with UPC number 829262000210 and lot code 0L30112B, can be returned to the store from which they were purchased for a full refund. You can also contact Bobo's at 303-938-1977 or [email protected] And for the latest recall news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Bottled water

drinking bottled water in store

Bottled water may seem like a healthy drink, but one particular brand's products could be putting your health at risk. On March 16, the FDA issued a warning cautioning individuals against drinking Real Water bottled alkaline water after the beverage was linked to five cases of non-viral hepatitis and subsequent liver failure among children. Real Water later recalled all its bottled water products on March 24.

If you have this water at home, stop drinking it immediately, and if you develop symptoms of hepatitis, including "fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay or gray-colored bowel movements, joint pain, yellow eyes, and jaundice," the FDA says to contact your doctor. And for more perilous products to avoid, If You Take This Medication, U.S. Officials Have a New Warning for You.

Wing sauce

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It's not just improperly cooked chicken that can make you sick—the sauce you're using to season it could also be putting your health in jeopardy. On March 22, the FDA announced the recall of Taste of Inspirations Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce after it was discovered that it may contain fish that's not disclosed on the ingredients list, and could present a serious risk to individuals with allergies or sensitivities to fish. If you have the sauce at home—which can be identified by UPC number 72543999037, lot code 210305, and a best by date of March 5, 2022—bring it back to the store you purchased it from to receive a refund.


bowls of different kinds of pasta on black table

On March 20, the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that 68 different types of pasta produced by Avanza Pasta—9,847 pounds in total—had been recalled after it was discovered that they hadn't been appropriately inspected by the FSIS before distribution. If you have any of the affected pastas at home—the full list of which can be found on the USDA website—the agency recommends that you don't consume them, but instead throw them away or return them to the store from which they were purchased. And while you're cleaning out your kitchen, If You Have This Soup in Your Fridge, Throw It Away, USDA Says.

Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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