Popcorn sold in over a dozen states recalled due to allergen concerns
(NEXSTAR) – Potentially contaminated popcorn that hit grocery store shelves in a number of US states is now subject to a recall, the Food and Drug Administration warns.
Snak King Corporation issued the voluntary recall after it discovered that certain five-ounce packages of O Organics Organic Sea Salt Popcorn may contain an undeclared milk allergen.
The recalled items were sold in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Idaho.
The bags of popcorn, which all have best before dates of 9/24/2022 through 9/25/2022, landed on shelves at ACME, Safeway, King’s, Balducci’s, Jewel-Osco, Andronico’s Community Markets, Vons, Pak ‘N Save, Albertsons, Eagle, Carrs-Safeway, Haggen and Pavilions locations.
The recalled items’ UPC number is 079893 403038.
Although a milk allergen can be seriously harmful and even life-threatening to allergy sufferers, no cases of illness were reported on Tuesday.
Anyone who purchased a now-recalled bag of O Organics popcorn is urged not to eat it and return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.
Consumers can call the company with any questions at (626) 363-7711.