Dried Plums Company Recalls Product from Costco: Lead Contamination, Food Safety News
Another recall of dried plums due to lead contamination has been posted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The dried plums recall is among at least seven other recalls of similar products posted in recent weeks because of lead contamination.
Alli & Rose LLC reported to the FDA that it is recalling its dried plums from Costco stores in four states: Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington.
The dried plums were sold in plastic bags under the Snak Yard brand from April 2021 through February 2022, according to the company’s recall notice posted by the FDA.
Consumers can determine whether they have the recalled product by looking for the following information on the packaging: Barcode 810019600821 and Item code: 1516905.
The company did not provide any other information and did not report a use-by or expiration date for the dried plums product.
“If you still have any of this product, please stop using the item and return it to your local Costco for a full refund,” states the recall notice.
Consumers with questions about the dried plums can contact the company via email at customerservice@)alli-rose.com or by phone at 1-828-446 8420.
About lead contamination
Lead is a toxic substance present in the environment in small amounts and everyone is exposed to some lead from daily actions such as inhaling dust, eating food, or drinking water.
Exposure to larger amounts of lead can cause lead poisoning. While lead can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount of and duration of lead exposure and age of the person exposed.
Symptoms can include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures, and coma. However, infants, young children and the developing fetus can be affected by chronic exposure to amounts of lead that may not result in obvious symptoms of lead poisoning.
A child with lead poisoning may not look or act sick. Lead poisoning in children can cause: learning disabilities, developmental delays, and lower IQ scores.
Source: Food Safety News, “Company recalls dried plums from Costco stores because of lead contamination, by News Desk, Feb. 24, 2022.
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