If You Have This Condiment at Home, Throw It Away Now, FDA Says

The sauce's manufacturer says there's been "confirmation of spoilage" associated with the product.

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Before you prepare dinner tonight, you might want to ensure what you’re making is safe to eat. On Jan. 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a popular condiment had been recalled due to spoilage risk. Read on to discover if you should be clearing out your fridge, and for more products to purge from your kitchen, If You Have This Milk in Your Fridge, the FDA Says Get Rid of It Now.

The FDA’s announcement affects 9-oz. bottles of House-Autry Tartar Sauce with best by dates Aug. 18, 2021, Aug. 23, 2021, Sept. 16, 2021, Sept. 17, 2021, Sept. 18, 2021, and Sept. 21, 2021. The sauce, which was sold between Dec. 15, 2020 and Jan. 18, 2021, is being pulled from shelves “due to the company’s co-manufacturer's verification of spoilage associated with the product."

While no adverse reactions have been associated with consumption of the recalled tartar sauce so far, the FDA says that anyone with the affected condiments at home should “discontinue use and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.”

House-Autry isn’t the only company that’s had serious concerns over the safety of its products lately; read on to discover which other kitchen staples have been pulled from shelves recently. And for more foods to ditch ASAP, If You Have These Microwave Meals at Home, Get Rid of Them Now.

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Premium Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pockets

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Premium Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pockets are typically filled with meat and cheese, but recently, there have been some less tasty ingredients discovered inside the microwaveable snack. On Jan. 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Nestlé Prepared Foods had recalled approximately 762,615 pounds of Premium Pepperoni Hot Pockets due to potential contamination with pieces of hard plastic and glass, causing a mouth injury to one consumer. The affected Hot Pockets—which are marked with lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614 and have a best before date of Feb. 22—should be returned to the point of purchase or thrown away, the FSIS recommends. And before you prepare another meal, If You Have This Vegetable in Your Fridge, the FDA Says Get Rid of It.

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Bob Evans Italian sausage

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A popular sausage was recently deemed unfit to eat by food safety experts, too. On Jan. 21, the FSIS announced that 4,200 pounds of Bob Evans Italian Sausage had been recalled due to possible contamination with pieces of blue rubber. The affected sausage was sold in four states and bears the establishment number EST. 6785, lot code 0352, and a use/freeze by date of Jan. 31, 2021. If you have a package of the recalled sausage at home, the FSIS recommends that you either throw it away or return it to the store from which it was purchased. And for the latest recall news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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Publix Steam In Bag Meals

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Most veggies are good for your health, with the notable exception of a batch of microwave vegetable meals recently recalled due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix Super Markets. Inc. announced on Jan. 14 that it would be pulling its Publix Steam In Bag Green Bean Butternut Squash, Publix Steam In Bag Season Butternut Medley, and Publix Steam In Bag Butternut Brussel Pecan meals from stores due to the possibility that they may harbor the bacteria, which can provoke fatal infections in medically compromised individuals, may lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant people, and can cause fever, headaches, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and stiffness in otherwise healthy individuals. If you have one of the affected bags at home, you "may return the product to [your] local store for a full refund," the company announced in a statement.

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Door County Coffee & Tea Co. French Vanilla Cappuccino Cups

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On Jan. 21, the FDA announced the recall of Door County Coffee & Tea Co.'s French Vanilla Flavored Cappuccino Single Serve Cups. The coffee cups, which came in 5.1-oz. sizes, were pulled from shelves after it was discovered that the cups were packaged incorrectly and could contain soy or milk that was not mentioned in the product’s ingredients list, triggering potentially serious—even fatal—reactions in individuals with allergies. If you have the recalled coffee at home, the FDA notice recommends that you “discard the product and contact Door County Coffee & Tea Co for a refund." And while you’re cleaning out your space, know that If You Have These Chips at Home, the FDA Says Check Them Immediately.

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