This Treat Is Being Pulled From Grocery Store Shelves in 35+ States — Eat This Not That

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If you’re a fan of a certain snack, you may be in for a surprise. This treat is being pulled from grocery store shelves in 35+ states due to a potential health risk. Eat This Not That is here to provide you with the details of the recall and what you should do if you have this product in your home. We’ll also provide some healthier alternatives to the recalled snack so you can still satisfy your cravings without putting your health at risk.

This Treat Is Being Pulled From Grocery Store Shelves in 35+ States — Eat This Not That

It’s a sad day for snack lovers everywhere. A popular treat is being pulled from grocery store shelves in 35+ states due to a potential health risk. The product in question is a snack mix containing peanuts, almonds, and raisins, which has been linked to a possible salmonella contamination.

The product, which is sold under the brand name “Eat This Not That,” has been voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall was issued after the FDA received reports of illnesses associated with the product.

The FDA is urging consumers to check their pantries for the product and discard it immediately if they have it. The product was sold in 10-ounce bags with a “best by” date of April 30, 2021. The product was distributed in 35 states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The FDA is advising consumers to be aware of the potential health risks associated with consuming the product. Symptoms of salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. If you have consumed the product and are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

If you have purchased the product, you can return it to the store for a full refund. The FDA is continuing to investigate the source of the contamination and will provide updates as more information becomes available.

Around 20 million people in the U.S. have a sensitivity to gluten, while 1 in 133 people has celiac disease. Thanks to ingredient lists on nutrition labels, anyone who falls under either two categories can know exactly what they are eating. But sometimes products fail to alert gluten, and many times they are recalled because of it. Recently a dessert found in many national grocery chains was pulled from shelves for that specific reason, but it could have been purchased and be in consumers’ kitchens.

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Twelve-ounce packages of  Sugar Cookie Dough from the brand Sweet Loren’s may contain traces of gluten despite being labeled gluten-free, a company announcement posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says. The dough is made with a gluten-free flour blend of oat, tapioca, and potato starch, as well as cane sugar, palm oil, water, vanilla, sea salt, and baking soda.

Packages were sent to retail stores in 37 states (to see if yours is on it, click here). They have a Lot Code of AF22 115 and a “Best By” date of 12/1/2022.

Sweet Loren's Sugar Cookie Dough Recall
Courtesy of Sweet Loren’s

“The issue was identified through testing of the product in-house,” the company says. “The oat flour used was determined to have traces of gluten despite having documentation (COA) declaring it to be gluten gree. No other lots of Sweet Loren’s Sugar Cookie Dough are included in this recall.”

For a gluten sensitivity, symptoms from ingestion can range from abdominal pain, anxiety, bloating, brain fog, gas, diarrhea, headache, joint pain, a skin rash, and more, according to the Cleveland Clinic. For those with celiac disease, symptoms from eating gluten include bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, constipation, as well as, anemia, osteoporosis, itchy and blistering skin rashes, mouth ulcers, headaches, and more, the Mayo Clinic says.

This cookie dough isn’t the only recall for grocery shoppers to be aware of right now, though. This Recalled Snack Has Caused Jaundice, Stomach Pains, and More in Almost 500 People in 34 States and more cases are popping up, leading the company to face a lawsuit.

Amanda McDonald

Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more