Nearly 30,000 Cases of Smoothie Kits Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination
Blendtopia Products has issued a voluntary recall for 29,078 cases of their 7-ounce Superfood Smoothie Kits due to potential Listeria contamination. The issue was discovered during a quality control check, and Blendtopia believes they have identified the ingredient responsible for the potential contamination.
According to the FDA's recall notice, "The smoothie blends affected include: Blendtopia brand 'Glow,' 'Detox,' 'Energy,' 'Immunity' and 'Strength' Superfood Smoothie Kits. The impacted product is labeled as 'Best By July 2021, Best By Oct 2021, and Best By Nov 2021'." These smoothie kits were sold nationwide at popular retailers such as Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Kroger, Wegmans and online.
Tiffany Taylor, founder of Blendtopia said in a statement, "Food safety is our highest priority, and we're committed to assuring consumers can have full confidence in our products."
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections, especially in children, those with weakened immune systems and the elderly. It can also cause miscarriages or stillbirths among pregnant women. Signs and symptoms of Listeria include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
There have been no reports of illness associated with these recalled products, and no other Blendtopia products are affected. Consumers are urged to immediately discard recalled products or return them to their place of purchase. Consumers with questions should contact Blendtopia at 1-844-260-8181 from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.