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 Frozen Strawberries
March 16, 2023 — PCC has voluntarily recalled some frozen strawberries due to the potential for contamination from hepatitis A.
Catalina Crunch Product Recall
March 7, 2023 — Catalina Crunch has voluntarily recalled some of their products due to possible metal contamination.
Ground Beef Recall
February 28, 2023 — PCC has withdrawn the PCC Ground Beef from its Burien PCC location due to the presence of black plastic pieces, a foreign object, which are from a meat tray liner.
Raw Oyster Recall
February 23, 2023 — In accordance with the FDA’s advisory, PCC has removed the following raw oyster product due to the possible presence of Norovirus. Those who have purchased this product and still have it on hand are advised to discard it and not consume.
January 24, 2023 — SkinnyDipped® has voluntarily recalled the following products due to the inclusion of undeclared peanut, an allergen, in recently sourced raw material. The recalled products do not declare peanuts in the ingredient statement or as a disclosed allergen.
Alpha Foods Burritos Recall
December 22, 2022 — Alpha Foods has voluntarily recalled the following products due to traces of undeclared milk (casein – a milk protein). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume these products.
PCC Quiche Recall
November 9, 2022 — Out of an abundance of caution, PCC has withdrawn the following items from all PCC locations due to the potential presence of latex, a foreign object.
PCC Portobello Ravioli Recall
October 28, 2022 — PCC has voluntarily removed their Portobello Ravioli for sale due to the possible inclusion of undeclared hazelnuts, which is an allergen.
PCC Salsa Roja Product Alert
September 30, 2022 — PCC has initiated a product alert for the following product because the product label did not include an ingredient, sugar.
Alexia Organic Hashed Browns Recall
September 26, 2022 — Lamb Weston has voluntarily recalled the following product due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
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.
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.
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.
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.