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Food Recalls: Sweet Loren’s Sugar Cookie Dough, Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries

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If you’re planning to make make cookies from packaged dough or enjoy some freeze-dried organic blueberries, be sure to check your labels as food recalls have been issued by companies over the last week for these products.

Cookie Dough Recall

Sweet Loren’s of New York, NY, is voluntarily recalling a single lot code of Sweet Loren’s Sugar Cookie Dough 12oz, because it may contain traces of gluten in product labeled as gluten free. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to gluten potentially run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these products

No illnesses had been reported as of the company’s announcement.

Sweet Loren’s Sugar Cookie Dough 12oz was distributed in FL, LA, MA, NY, NJ, SC, NC, OR, UT, IL, TX, GA, CA, CO, WA, IN, PA, MD, DC, TN, AL, MI, OH, DC, KY, AR, AK through retail grocery stores.

The lot of product recalled is Sweet Loren’s Sugar Cookie Dough 12oz Lot Code AF22 115, Best By Date 12/1/2022.

This issue was identified through testing of the product in-house. The oat flour used was determined to have traces of gluten despite having documentation (COA) declaring it to be gluten free.

No other lots of Sweet Loren’s Sugar Cookie Dough are included in this recall.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1(855) 496-0532 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time or email [email protected].

Freeze-Dried Blueberry Recall

BrandStorm Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling 2 lots of Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries (lot # 2021363-1 & 2022026-1) pouches because of the presence or potential presence of lead above the FDA’s recommended limits; per the serving size specified on the nutritional facts panel.

Front of one of the recalled lots of 1.2-ounce Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries

People with high blood levels of lead may show no symptoms, but the condition may cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Acute lead poisoning may cause a wide range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or decreased urinary output. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning.

If a child is exposed to enough lead for a protracted period of time (e.g., weeks to months) permanent damage to the central nervous system can occur. This can result in learning disorders, developmental defects, and other long-term health problems

Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries 1.2oz were distributed in the United States through retail and online stores services. The issue is isolated of two batches of Natierra Freeze-Dried Blueberries with the following codes Best By Date 12/2024 & 01/2025.

  • Lot 2021363-1, Best By Date: 12/2024
    • 1 serving, 1.2 oz (34g), UPC 812907011160
  • Lot 2022026-1, Best By Date: 01/2025
    • 1 serving, 1.2 oz (34g), UPC 812907011160

The impacted product is sold in white and blue pouch with Natierra brand and Logo. The product can be identified by checking the product name, manufacturer details and lot number on the bottom right of the pouch.

Back of one of the packages of recalled 1.2 oz. Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries

The concern was identified upon testing conducted by a lab in Maryland. An investigation was conducted by the packing site. The original heavy metal reports received for the crop year showed no presence of lead and-or cause for batch testing. After further investigation it was found that the products county of Origin is Lithuania and aggressive monitoring of heavy metals may be deemed necessary. As an immediate action the packing site is actively working to enhance food safety system by implementing mandatory batch testing for heavy metal.

Do not consume the product impacted. Consumers who purchased Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries 1.2oz, with lot Code 2021363-1 or 2022026-1 should discard of the product. Refunds are available at the location of purchase. Returns will be provided at the point of sale through validation of lot codes on the affected pouches. Those who purchased online at www.Natierra.comExternal Link Disclaimer can email [email protected] to request a refund. Customers with questions may call 310-559-0259, 8am – 4:30pm PST, email [email protected] or send a direct message utilizing www.Natierra.comExternal Link Disclaimer website.

Lead is a naturally occurring element that may be contracted in fruits and vegetable during cultivation. Lead is a toxic substance present in our environment in small amounts and everyone is exposed to some lead from daily actions such as inhaling dust, eating food, or drinking water.

Exposure to larger amounts of lead can cause lead poisoning. While lead can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount of, and duration of lead exposure and age of the person exposed.

BrandStorm Inc. reports no reports of adverse events related to use of the product have been received as part of this proactive recall. Should any consumer of this product have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, they should seek medical advice from their physician immediately.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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