Costco Members Have Recently Spotted Mold on These Two Items — Eat This Not That

By Ghuman


If you’re a Costco member, you may want to take a closer look at the items you’re buying. Recently, some members have reported finding mold on two items sold at the store. In this article, we’ll discuss what these items are and how to avoid them. We’ll also provide some tips on how to spot mold on other food items and what to do if you find it. So, if you’re a Costco member, read on to learn more about how to keep your food safe and healthy.

Costco Members Have Recently Spotted Mold on These Two Items — Eat This Not That

Costco members have recently reported finding mold on two items in the store: a bag of frozen broccoli and a package of frozen cauliflower. The mold was found on the outside of the packaging, and it is unclear if the food inside was contaminated.

The news of the mold has caused concern among Costco shoppers, who are now wondering what other items may be affected. The store has not yet released an official statement on the matter, but it is likely that they are investigating the issue.

In the meantime, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with eating food that may have been contaminated with mold. Eating food that has been contaminated with mold can cause a variety of health issues, including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It can also cause allergic reactions in some people.

If you are concerned about the potential for mold contamination in your food, it is best to avoid buying frozen vegetables from Costco until the store releases an official statement. In the meantime, you can opt for fresh vegetables, which are less likely to be contaminated with mold.

It is also important to remember that mold can grow on food that has been stored improperly. Make sure to store your food in a cool, dry place and to check it regularly for signs of spoilage. If you find any mold, discard the food immediately.

No matter where you shop, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with eating food that may have been contaminated with mold. Eating food that has been contaminated with mold can cause a variety of health issues, so it is best to avoid buying food that may have been affected.

With the holidays just around the corner, grocery shopping for all the necessary gifts and foods for feasts is heating up. But, if you’re a Costco member, you should know that two of the beloved warehouse’s seasonal items are reportedly covered in mold, according to shoppers.

Costco members have been posting their moldy finds on social media—specifically, Reddit. At this time, these are singular incidents of mold reported by only two shoppers. Still, it’s something you should be aware of.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Costco products that were found to have mold on them by shoppers, and what you should do if something you buy at Costco or another grocery store has mold on it. For more holiday shopping news, don’t miss Costco Just Put These 7 Items on “Early Black Friday Savings.”

Costco Spirella Minis ABF Prosciutto/Sopressata
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“Scored some rare blue prosciutto!” Reddit user @LikeCabbagesAndKings said in a Reddit post on Nov. 12, which included a picture of the Spirella Minis box selection of artisanal meat. The prosciutto is covered in light blue mold, which looks very different from what it should look like (pictured right below it in the post).

In the comments on the post, one fellow Costco member suggested the moldy proscuitto looks like cotton candy, while another said they have seen it happen “several times at multiple warehouses.”

The original poster doesn’t include other details, such as which warehouse this prosciutto was found at, or if they contacted Costco about the mold. But, again, it isn’t the only item with this issue.

lazy susan

The brand Mikasa sells several kitchenware items at Costco and online, but Reddit user @Dissidence802 says they discovered the Mikasa lazy Susan they purchased to be covered in mold. Like the moldy prosciutto post, this Reddit user also included a picture.


The original poster said they bought the lazy Susan at a Costco in Ocean Township, N.J. but it looks like it’s still available to buy online for $43.99.

Other Costco members/Reddit users in the comments said the item may have become contaminated with mold during the shipping process—which, as we know, has been taking more time than usual thanks to supply chain issues.

“Wonder if it’s linked to all the cargo delays. Containers being ship bound for longer periods before making it on trucks and into warehouses/stores,” user @SophiePie213. Their comment was “upvoted,” or liked, over 250 times.

Another user said the process of getting items to stores is taking double the time, which means a lot of them have been delivered in rough condition.

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Costco keeps track of items involved in recalls, and neither of these products is currently on the list, despite the recent unfortunate findings.

However, there was one drink sold at the warehouse that was just recalled because it may contain foreign material—specifically, small pieces of metal or glass: Kool-Aid Tropical Punch Mix. The 82.5-ounce containers have a “Best When Used By Date” of either 2023-08-31 or 2023-09-01. Costco alerted members who purchased the drink about the recall via a letter on Nov. 12. (The warehouse chain can see who purchases what items since all members have to swipe their cards while checking out.)

Eat This, Not That! has reached out to Costco for comment on both of these reports, but the company has yet to respond.

Related: 5 Items That May Never Come Back to the Costco Food Court

Unfortunately, where there is food, there can be mold. Should you come across food with mold on it in your home, the USDA says not to sniff it—because it can cause respiratory trouble—but wrap it in a paper bag or plastic and throw it away. After that, you should clean any areas where the food was stored, and look for any other food it may have touched. If you encounter a moldy item in a grocery store, alert an employee.

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