Company Announcement Date: November 13, 2019
FDA Publish Date: November 13, 2019
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Potential to contain mold
Company Name: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc.
Brand Name: Natural Grocers
Product Description: Organic Soybeans
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 2-pound Organic Soybeans because they have the potential to contain mold. 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 2 pounds and bearing the “Natural Grocers” label. Only packages bearing 19-168 and 19-205 as the packed-on dates are subject to recall. The packed-on date can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the label.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of mold.
Production of the product has been suspended while the Food and Drug Administration and the company continue their investigation into the source of the problem.
The product was distributed to 154 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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