Natural Grocers branded Pitted Date Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Logo - Natural GrocersNatural Grocers recalls certain batch/lots of Natural Grocers brand Organic Deglet Noor Dates Pitted due to undeclared Coconut, a known allergen, source of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. #FDA:

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Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Pitted Dates are subject to this recall:

  • Organic Deglet Noor Dates Pitted, sold in clear plastic bags varying in weight, bearing the “Natural Grocers” label with a packed-on date code of 198-17 and a random weight UPC starting with “200129”.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the FDA, this recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Natural Grocers branded Pitted Dates containing Coconut were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of Coconut. The product was distributed to 45 Natural Grocers stores located in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. You can find the individual locations of Natural Grocers stores in those states here:

==> For information about Coconut Allergy, please consult the “Allergens & Intolerances” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any packages of these recalled Pitted Dates and could be allergic to their Coconut ingredients, have a close family member who is allergic or has previously experienced Anaphylaxis or are unsure of your allergy status, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Customer Service at Natural Grocers at 1-303-986-4600, extension 80531 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Dates, please search for “dates” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by undeclared Coconut, please search for “coconut” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and or sold by Natural Grocers, please search for “Natural Grocers” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 9201-2017
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