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Consumer Alerts
Voluntary Recall on Pamela's Baking Mixes - 1/24/13 PDF Print E-mail

Packages of three types of Pamela's Baking Mixes have been voluntarily recalled after the company was informed that they may contain glass or plastic fragments.

Affected products are:

  • Baking and Pancake Mix, 24 oz
    with best by date of:
    September 26, 2013
  • Chunky Chocolate Cookie Mix, 13.6 oz
    with best by date of:
    October 7, 2013
  • Chocolate Cake Mix, 21 oz
    with best buy dates of:
    September 11, 2013, September 19, 2013, and October 4, 2013

 The affected products have been removed from our shelves. If you have purchased any of the affected products at the Co-op, you may return them for a full refund.

Genesis Today has voluntarily recalled its Organic Acai 100 - 1/11/13 PDF Print E-mail

Genesis Today has voluntarily recalled its Organic Acai 100 because it does not meet the company’s quality standards for flavor, smell and color.

The affected lot number is AC2035-2137 with a ‘Best By’ date of 5/16/2014.  

The affected product has been removed from Co-op shelves. If you have purchased this product, you may return it for a full refund. 

Nature’s Path Organics Bulk Hemp Plus Granola Recall PDF Print E-mail

Nature’s Path Organics has recalled its Hemp Plus Granola because it may contain almond slices, an undeclared nut allergen. This product was available in the Co-op Bulk Department and affected product has been removed.

If you purchased this product between 11/10/12 and 12/10/12, you may return it for a full refund.

Concern about Arsenic Levels in Rice PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 October 2012 14:47

Recent studies on arsenic levels in rice and rice products, have been widely publicized in the media, including a new study published in Consumer Reports. The report and subsequent articles warn consumers that rice and rice products have high levels of arsenic, a known toxin and carcinogen. Rice is 10 times more efficient in absorbing arsenic than other crops. For now, arsenic levels are not federally regulated in food, only in drinking water. The study found that rice grown in California was likely to have a lower rate of arsenic than in the south-central region of the country (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas), because of that area’s legacy of cotton production and use of arsenical pesticides to combat the boll weevil.

Lundberg Family Farms in Richvale, CA has committed to testing its rice from three different crop years, to test the levels of arsenic in the soil, water and inputs over the course of three crop years, and to determine the effect of processing on arsenic levels in the finished products. The company shares these preliminary thoughts on the Consumer Report:

Over the past several months, Lundberg Family Farms has taken a number of important steps in response to the release of research studies concerning arsenic in rice. Through our website and responding to customer inquiries, we have worked to provide information about the issue of arsenic in food products such as rice, developed a food safety page/FAQs and created a research library that includes abstracts/links to peer-reviewed research studies on the subject.

As part of this effort, we have retained outside experts to help us develop and implement a plan and protocols to test our products for potential arsenic levels. We have been sending samples to an independent outside lab to measure the levels of arsenic in our products. Our preliminary results satisfy us that our rice is safe, and falls well below the limits of concern that multiple health agencies around the world have discussed.

The results of the testing for arsenic on rice and rice products published by Consumer Reports on September 19 are consistent with our initial findings for levels of inorganic arsenic. Though we are still in the early stages of our efforts to quantify the levels of arsenic in our rice and rice products, we can report that the average level found in our rice products is 95 ppb. These results are from over 120 samples from the 2011 crop, 65% of which were brown. As we have referenced in the past, we have a three year plan to study the levels of arsenic in our products so that we can develop reliable and meaningful data to assist our consumers in making informed decisions

Learn more at www.lundberg.com and www.consumerreports.org.

You may contact Lundberg with questions or concerns by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling 530 882-4500.

Rudi’s Organic Bakery has issued a voluntarily recalled PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:02

Rudi’s Organic Bakery has voluntarily recalled some of its products due to the possible presence of metallic foreign objects in select products or product packaging.

Affected products:

  • Rudi’s Organic Bakery Multigrain Oat Bread, Lot Code 1-173-R
  • Rudi’s Organic Bakery Colorado Cracked Wheat Bread, Lot Code 2-193-R
  • Rudi’s Organic Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Lot Code 1-273-R

If you have purchased any of these items from the Co-op, you may return them for a full refund.

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