If you have this popular seasoning in your kitchen, throw it out – BGR » TechnoCodex

  • A hugely popular cooking ingredient is now being recalled after an entirely different type of condiment got into containers it shouldn’t have been in.
  • Food Club Garlic Powder is the focus of the recall, but the real problem is that the containers don’t contain any garlic powder at all.
  • Instead, the containers contain “pieces of bacon,” which contain soy, a known allergen.

If you are preparing some holiday meals in the coming days, make sure your ingredients exactly match what the label says. In a new FDA recall bulletin, B & G Foods, Inc. is recalling containers that were sold as Food Club Garlic Powder.

It turns out that these packs don’t contain any garlic powder at all. Instead, the containers contain “pieces of bacon flavor”. That doesn’t sound too bad to those of us who like bacon, but the problem comes from the fact that the product label doesn’t state that the food in it contains soy, which is what the pieces of bacon do. Soy allergies can be very serious, so the company is issuing a recall.

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Here is part of the recall bulletin, straight from the company:

B&G Foods announced today that it is voluntarily recalling individual 5.37 ounce containers. Food Club garlic powder with best before date of NOV 19 22 and NOV 20 22, as they incorrectly contain bacon flavors that contain soy, an allergen that is not declared on the garlic powder labels. Individuals with an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy are at risk of developing serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the pieces of bacon contained in the recalled containers. There is no health risk associated with this product for those who are not allergic to soy.

So the good news here is that if you don’t have a soy allergy, you’ll be perfectly fine. Suppose you like bacon. However, people with a soy allergy may not realize that the pieces of bacon contain soy, and this is a very serious problem as allergens like soy can be fatal if consumed by someone who is particularly sensitive to them.

In any case, the company claims they have not received any complaints or reports of allergic reactions related to the product and there could be a very good reason for this. You see, the product is sold in clear containers, which means that someone buying garlic powder has likely seen something wrong with the contents and avoided it altogether.

If you happened to purchase the product and would like a refund, you can contact the company using the information on the official recall bulletin. Of course, if you have a soy allergy, avoid eating the bacon flavored pieces at all costs and return them to the place where you bought them for a full refund.

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