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Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Last updated Feb. 29, 2020

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Lakewood, CO. Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 8 ounce Almond Clusters Dark Chocolate Non-GMO because the product contains undeclared peanut and milk allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use and either throw it away or return it to the store for credit or refund.


Company Announcement Date: February 20, 2020

FDA Publish Date: February 20, 2020

Product Type: Food & Beverages

Reason for Announcement: Peanut clusters dark chocolate Non GMO

Company Name: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc.

Brand Name: Natural Grocers

Product Description: Almond clusters dark chocolate Non GMO

Lakewood, CO. Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 8 ounce Almond Clusters Dark Chocolate Non-GMO because the product contains undeclared peanut and milk allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use and either throw it away or return it to the store for credit or refund.

The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags weighing 8 ounces and bearing the “Natural Grocers” label. Pack dates between 19-178 and 20-035 are being recalled at this time.

There have been no reports of illness or injury to date, but Natural Grocers is acting out of an abundance of caution to notify consumers and recall any of the affected product in the marketplace.

The product was distributed to 157 Natural Grocers stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers’ stores in those states at: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-directory

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First uploaded: Feb. 29, 2020
Last updated: Feb. 29, 2020