PT Food Co-op

The Food Co-op, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, 98368
Port Townsend
Phone: (360) 385-2883

Archive for the ‘Recalls’ Category

Recall: Natural Vines Black Licorice

October 11th, 2012 by

American Licorice has announced a voluntary recall at the retail level for all lots of Natural Vines® Black Licorice with date codes of 010413 through 041913.

We have pulled product from our shelves with these date codes.

Reason: Potential of elevated levels of lead.

Recall: Sunland products and Popcorn Indiana

October 3rd, 2012 by

There have been several recalls in the last few days relating to Sunland roasted and nut butter products. 

The products we stock that we have gotten notice about are Justin’s peanut butters, Late July mini peanut butter crackers, Talenti Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato, and Peanut Butter Newman-O’s.  The dates we have for Justin’s and Late July are outside of the recall dates.  We have pulled the Peanut Butter Newman-O’s and Talenti Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato which were on our shelves.

We do stock Sunland raw organic peanuts in produce.  They are not on the recall list of Sunland products.

Other companies have voluntarily recalled their products in relation to the Sunland recall.

Jer’s Chocolates has voluntarily recalled Gourmet Peanut Butter Bars and Gourmet Jer’s Squares produced from July 9, 2012 to September 24, 2012. We do not stock this line, but it may have been ordered through the UNFI catalog by our owners.

Naturally More has voluntarily recalled their peanut butter, almond butter, and peanut butter with flax with Best By Dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013. Again, we do not stock this line, but it may have been ordered through the UNFI catalog by our owners.

Oregon Ice Cream Co. has also voluntarily recalled Alden’s Organic Peanut Butter n’ Chip, 48 oz. bearing the following code dates: 12195, 12208, and 12261. We do carry this line, but we do not carry this flavor of ice cream.

Arrowhead Mills has voluntarily recalled Organic Sesame Tahini with Best By Dates between March 1, 2011 and September 24, 2013. We do not stock this line, but it may have been ordered through the UNFI catalog by our owners.

Nutzo has voluntarily recalled its nut and seed butter with Best By Dates between Oct. 7, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012. We do not stock this line, but it may have been ordered through the UNFI catalog by our owners.

General Mills has voluntarily recalled Peanut Butter Chip Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars with a Best By Date between Nov. 1, 2012 and Nov. 2, 2012. We do not stock this line.

Clemmy’s Ice Cream of Rancho Mirage, CA, is initiating a voluntary recall of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip 16 ounce containers of ice cream with Best By Dates between Feb. 13 and Aug. 14, 2012.

Bliss Unlimited, LLC; Eugene, Oregon; is voluntarily recalling Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with codes dates Nov 11, 2012 through Oct 24, 2013 only. We stock this item but did not have these dates on our shelf.

PureFit Inc.; Irvine, CA; is voluntarily recalling PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch nutrition bars manufactured on March 1 and July 12 and sold between March 9th and August 31. The Food Co-op does not stock this item.

Creative Energy Foods, Inc. (CEF) is voluntarily recalling Crunch thinkThin nutrition bars. The Food Co-op does not stock this product line. 

For a complete list of recalled Sunland products nationwide, click here.

Reason: possible salmonella contamination

Popcorn Indiana has also recalled 14 of their products.

We stock only the original and bacon ranch kettlecorn varieties on the recall list, and the dates on our shelf are outside the date range of the recall. For a complete list of recalled Popcorn Indiana products, click here.

Reason: possible listeria contamination

Recall: Arctic Zero

July 15th, 2012 by

We do not carry this product, but it may have been ordered through the UNFI catalog by our owners.
Reason: This voluntary recall has been initiated because the product does not declare that the source of the whey protein is milk. For more information, click here.


Mislabel Recall: Truitt Premium White Beans

June 18th, 2012 by

Truitt Premium White Beans Mislabeled/ Voluntary Recall – The Port Townsend Food Co-op does not carry this product.

Reason: Truitt discovered an accidental mixture of a small amount of a chili product has occurred with our 15 0z. Premium White Beans. There is nothing wrong with this chili product other than it is incorrectly labeled as white beans (UPC 008222524145) and therefore has ingredients not declared by the label. It is unclear as to what point in time the actual cased product in question was forwarded, so Truitt cannot target a specific P.O. or shipping order number.

Truitt needs to have storage & shelves checked as immediately as possible to stop any further dissemination of this product in the marketplace. The problem in its entirety encompasses a maximum of 93 individual cans.  The cans in question are marked with the lot code “S1GTD” and bear the product code of “MDSB” rather than “NDSB”.  The lot code is located as the last 5 characters on the top line of coded information on each can.

Ben & Jerry’s Allergy Alert/ Recall

June 18th, 2012 by

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Pints of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream – Date codes:  JUL1113BJ1, JUL1213BJ1, AUG0113BJ1, AUG0213BJ1, AUG2313BJ1, AUG2413BJ1, AUG2513BJ1, SEP2013BJ1, SEP2113BJ1, OCT2313BJ1. (The date code can be found on the bottom of the pint). The Port Townsend Food Co-op does not carry this product.

Reason: Unilever is voluntarily recalling pint containers of its Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream: Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Wafer Cookies & a Chocolate Nougat Swirl (“Chocolate Nougat Crunch”) that are missing the allergen advisory statement, “Allergy Information: Fudge covered wafer pieces have been manufactured on shared equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.”  This allergen advisory statement should be at the end of the ingredients list but was inadvertently omitted from the recalled product.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts (chestnuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts and cashews) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled product.  No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the ingredient label on pint containers did not include this information.  This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The product was manufactured in the United States.  The product was distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores.  No product was shipped outside of the U.S.  No other Ben & Jerry’s products are affected by this voluntary recall, including bulk (2.4 gallon) containers of Chocolate Nougat Crunch served in Ben & Jerry’s franchised Scoop Shops.

The company is issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

Food Recall: Popchips

June 11th, 2012 by

POPCHIPS    –     Voluntary Food Recall

The Food Co-op does not carry this product.

Kerry ingredients & Flavours has recently initiated a recall in cooperation with the Food & Drug Administration because certain lots of snack seasoning manufactured in their facility  were made with lactic acid that may potentially contain metal fragments.

39589     12/3 OZ     PC SSALT/VIN POT CHIPS                           082666-700500

Date Codes  MAY0313 ,  MAY0913 ,  MAY1513 ,  MAY1613

00610      336/3 OZ PC 3 OZ DS READY PALLET                         082666-109990

Date Code   MAY1613          Moreno Valley



Food Recall: Napoleon Medium Smoked Oysters

June 10th, 2012 by

Reason: The FDA has just issued a voluntary class III recall on all Korean canned shellfish per their latest constituent update over the weekend to their earlier class II recall on all Korean fresh or frozen shellfish product.

UPC Item # Product Description

13287     3.66 OZ      NAP OYSTERS SMOKED                 041253-003134

0-41253-00312-7 48-312 Napoleon Medium Smoked Oysters 100/3.66oz

0-41253-00313-4 48-313 Napoleon Large Smoked Oysters 100/3.66oz

The Food Co-op does stock the medium smoked oysters and have pulled them off the shelves. The baby smoked oysters are from China – they are remaining on the shelf.

•           Note the other Oysters that come from Napoleon come from China.  13288


Field Roast Recall

May 2nd, 2012 by

The Port Townsend Food Co-op does not carry this UNFI product, but customers may have special ordered from the UNFI Special Order program.

FIELD ROAST – Recall  Rocklin, Auburn, Ridgefield Only

Item number: 70401      6/2 LB   FR STFD HZLNT/CRNBRY RST – Lot  11333

Reason: Due to possible Listeria Monocyctosgenes traces found during a routine shelf life study conducted by Field Roast.


Voluntary Recall – NOW Foods Cal-Mag with Vitamin D Softgels

June 2nd, 2011 by

NOW Foods is voluntarily recalling its Calcium Magnesium with D softgel products due to excessive levels of Vitamin D.

If you have any NOW® Calcium Magnesium (Item #s 1251, 1252) from the following Lot #s:

1253208, 1267650, 1281776, 1296077, 1310719, 1323021, 1329683, 1340487, 1349828, 1260999, 1268346, 1271906, 1281439, 1288392, 1300821, 1306959, 1314096, 1323076, 1328127, 1341148, 1342492, 1348404

please return the bottle(s) for a full refund. No receipt is required for the return.

This is a serious matter that may represent a health risk.

For most people the excessive amount of Vitamin D will not cause any negative symptoms. However, for sensitive individuals some of the symptoms they could experience include headache, loss of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, abdominal cramps, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness and irritability.

It is expected that all of the above effects are temporary and reversible.
Download more info including Recall Form

Please contact Wellness Manager Jan Tobin at 360-385-2831, ext. 214 or at with any questions about this recall.

Products From Japan

May 2nd, 2011 by

The following items are products of Japan that we stock as of May 2011. Stash, SSV (Granum) and Sea Snax nori snacks are all sourced from China or Korea. We will add updated information as it becomes available.

Choice Tea – located on aisle 1 and with bulk teas

o Bancha Tea
o Genmaicha tea (packaged and bulk)
o Japanese Green Tea
o Twig Tea

Eden Foods – located on aisle 6 and with bulk sea veggies
o Agar agar
o Bonito flakes
o Buckwheat soba
o Hiziki (packaged and bulk)
o Hot pepper sesame oil
o Kuzu
o Mirin
o Nori
o Pickled ginger
o Umeboshi plum paste
o Umeboshi plum vinegar
o Wakame
o Wild yam soba

Frontier Kikicha Tea (bulk) – located with bulk teas

Great Eastern Sun/Emerald Cove Arame – located on aisle 6

o Kombu
o Shoyu (2 sizes)

Other websites to visit for general information: or