Product Recalls

When recalls happen, many retailers have a policy of simply removing the product, rather than notifying customers. At PCC, we believe in providing open and honest information to our shoppers. Even products that are simply mislabeled (and are harmless to most people) get full recall treatment at PCC because we know that people shop with us for a variety of needs, including restricted diets.

Listed below are recent recalls and alerts for products carried by PCC.

PCC encourages anyone who has purchased these products to return them to any PCC location for a full refund. Shoppers who have used these products and who are experiencing symptoms are urged to contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Please read below for more details on a specific product.


PCC View Ridge Ground Beef Recall

September 12, 2022 — PCC has voluntarily recalled the following products due to foreign object contamination (blue plastic pieces from a plastic storage bag).


PCC Herb Vinaigrette & Associated Items Recall

August 11, 2022 — Out of an abundance of caution, PCC has withdrawn deli items containing PCC Fresh Herb Vinaigrette due to a recall from our frozen dill supplier. These items have the potential for contamination from the organism Listeria monocytogenes.


Stumptown Coffee Recall

August 1, 2022 — Lyons has voluntarily recalled the three flavors of Stumptown Coffee Cold Brew because they have the potential for microbial contamination, including from the organism Cronobacter sakazakii.


Oatly Recalll

July 27, 2022 — Lyons has voluntarily recalled certain lots of Oatly Barista Oat Milk because they have potential for microbial contamination, including from the organism Cronobacter sakazakii.


Natierra Freeze-Dried Blueberries Recall

July 19, 2022 — BrandStorm Inc. has voluntarily recalled the following product due to the presence or potential presence of lead above the FDA’s recommended limits; per the serving size specified on the nutritional fact panel.


Enjoy Life Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies Recall

July 1, 2022 — Enjoy Life has voluntarily recalled the following product due to the potential presence of plastic, a foreign object.


PCC Bakery Scones Recall

May 2, 2022 — PCC has voluntarily recalled certain PCC Bakery Scones sold at View Ridge PCC due to a labeling error that resulted in undeclared allergens: milk and egg.


Raw Oyster Recall

April 19, 2022 — Ocean Beauty has notified customers and consumers of an expanded recall, including Kusshi and Fanny Bay Oysters, due to reported illnesses of norovirus.


Back to Nature Recall

April 5, 2022 — B&G Foods has voluntarily recalled their Cheddalicious Cheese Flavored Crackers due to a labeling error, resulting in the possible presence of unlisted allergens: egg and milk.


St. Benoit Creamery Recall

March 21, 2022 — St. Benoit Creamery has voluntarily recalled their French Vanilla Yogurt because it may contain undeclared egg, which is an allergen.


Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt & Dip Alert

March 15, 2022 — Kite Hill has voluntarily withdrawn certain yogurts and dips due to isolated incidents of mold. This does not pose any human food safety risk.


PCC Thai Steak Salad Recall

March 11, 2022 — Out of an abundance of caution, PCC has withdrawn its PCC Thai Steak Salad and associated dishes from its Burien PCC location due to the potential presence of plastic, a foreign object.


Amy’s Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze Recall

January 21, 2022 — Amy’s Kitchen has voluntarily recalled their Vegan Organic Rice Mac & Cheeze due to the potential presence of milk, an unlisted allergen.


PCC Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Alert

December 10, 2021 — Out of an abundance of caution, PCC has withdrawn its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough due to a possible refrigeration issue that occurred during the packing process.


Ellenos Product Recall

November 12, 2021 — Ellenos has voluntarily recalled one lot of their Mango Yogurt due to a production error, which resulted in the possible presence of an unlisted allergen — egg.

Product alert vs. product recall

Below you’ll find the criteria we use to determine when to issue a product alert or when to issue a product recall, as well as the steps we take for each to ensure your safety.

Product alert

We issue a product alert when we’ve been notified there may be a problem with a particular product but there has been no formal recall.

First, we review the problem to determine if there is a health risk involved. If it’s concluded there may be a health risk, we remove the product from our store shelves. We then alert the manufacturer that the product has been removed and ask for further information as it comes available. We also post signs in our stores to notify our customers of the alert, and post an alert on our website.

Product recall

We implement a product recall when a formal recall has been issued.

We learn about these formal recalls by receiving email alerts for all new recalls, and we monitor the FDA website to ensure we’re aware of anything that has been recalled. In addition, all of our vendors are told to report any problems with a product as soon as they are known.

After learning of a product recall, we immediately remove the product from our shelves. We post signs in our stores to notify our customers and we post a recall notice on our website. We then send an email to all of our e-newsletter subscribers to alert them of the recall. Depending on the seriousness of the recall, we may analyze purchase records of members who have scanned their cards and directly call those who have purchased the product.