Natural Grocers Brand Organic Dates Recalled Due to Risk of Coconut Allergen

People allergic to coconut should not consume this product

Natural Grocers Brand Organic Dates Recalled Due to Risk of Coconut Allergen
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September 15, 2017

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets has issued a recall for Natural Grocers brand Organic Deglet Noor Dates Pitted because the product may contain coconut that is not listed as an ingredient on the label.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Recalled product details

The recalled Organic Deglet Noor Dates are packaged in clear plastic bags varying in weight and bearing the Natural Grocers label. Only packages bearing 198-17 as the packed on date are included in this recall. The packed on date can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the product label.

The dates were distributed to 45 Natural Grocers' stores located in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing coconut was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of coconut.

To date, the company has received no reports of illness related to this recall.

What should consumers do?

Consumers can return the product to the place of purchase for store credit or a full refund. All affected product has been removed from store shelves.

Those with further questions about this recall can contact Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets by calling (303) 986-4600, extension 80531.