With supply chain issues making some products difficult to get a hold of, being observant at the grocery store is more vital than ever, especially since a host of products have recently been recalled. The reason behind the recalls vary and include previously unknown cancer risks, undeclared allergens, as well as metal bits in food products.
A blood pressure medication has been recalled after the pharmaceutical company that produces it discovered higher than acceptable levels of a carcinogenic ingredient while testing a batch.
There was also a recall from Flower Foods, the makers of Tastykake cupcakes and Tastykake Krimpets, after a warning from one of their vendors.
A brand of organic hummus has also recalled its product this month. The hummus contained chickpeas, which was to be expected, but there was another ingredient added that wasn’t revealed on the packaging, leading to an allergen alert.
If you still have one of these products in your home, you may want to toss it out or follow guidelines for a refund. More on that below.
High Blood Pressure Medication Being Recalled Due To Potential Cancer-Causing Ingredients
Lupin Pharmaceuticals has recalled its Irbesartan Tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets after it found higher than usual levels of a known carcinogen in the high blood pressure medication. Only certain batches of this medication have been voluntarily recalled, however.
See which batches you should keep an eye out for, and see which ingredient made the product so dangerous in the first place, by clicking here.
Hummus Recall In 23 States Due To Undeclared Allergen
Packaged baked goods should just be a treat for a sweet tooth, but contaminants in two popular Tastykake brand snacks could result in a not-so-sweet situation. Flower Foods, which is the maker behind the snacks, has issued a recall on both its brands of Tastykake cupcakes and Krimpets after it found there was a possibility that small pieces of metal made their way into the products.
Where the products were sold, and which kinds of cupcakes specifically were listed, can be found here.
Popular Packaged Cupcakes Recalled Due To Potentially Containing Metal Pieces
Cedar’s Organic Mediterranean Hummus has been recalled after a common allergen didn’t make its way onto the back label’s ingredients list. A whopping 23 states have recalled the product, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
See the full list of states, and which ingredient caused the recall, by clicking here.