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Costco snacks recalled due to the potential presence of lead
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Check your cupboard! This snack from Costco could make you sick

Over the last few weeks, several recalls have involved food products. Recently, the discovery of a massive rodent infestation at a Family Dollar Stores warehouse sparked a recall of several products.

A few days earlier, a recall included baby formula due to dangerous bacteria, and several frozen products and ice cream suffered the same fate for potentially harboring deadly listeria. The bacteria has been found in many products since 2020.

Unfortunately, another food item is facing the chopping block. While it doesn’t contain listeria, it could result in lead poisoning. Read on to find out what to do and look out for.

Here’s the backstory

If you recently bought Alli and Rose The Snak Yard dried plums from Costco in Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington, you must stop eating them immediately. The company issued a recall for the products as they may contain high lead levels.

Costco dried plums
Credit: FDA

You can identify the products in several ways, but the most important aspects to look out for are:

  • The barcode is 810019600821
  • The Item code is 1516905
  • Available for purchase between April 2021 and February 2022

What you can do about it

In the recall notice, the FDA suggests that you stop consuming the dried plums immediately and return them to your local Costco for a full refund. The agency also stresses that no other Alli and Rose products are part of the latest recall.

If you have specific questions regarding the recalled products, you can call Alli and Rose at 828-446-8420 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Costco dried plums
Credit: FDA

According to Mayo Clinic, lead poisoning has several symptoms which can be challenging to detect early on. For example, you might experience high blood pressure, headache, or abdominal pain as you consume more of the product. But the problem is that the symptoms don’t usually appear until you ingest a dangerous quantity.

While lead is naturally occurring in the environment, higher than average levels can cause damage to the kidneys and nervous system in both children and adults. If you experience any symptoms related to lead poisoning or have consumed some of the recalled plums, contact a trusted healthcare provider for a professional diagnosis.

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