This Garlic Powder Is Facing a Recall, According to the FDA | Best Life

You may be able to keep most of your spices in your pantry for a long time, but not this garlic powder, which is facing a recall for an undeclared allergen.

Kitchen spices can last years in the pantry, so you probably don’t tend to give your shakers of salt and sugar a second thought. Unfortunately though, due to a new recall, you may need to toss one out before its expiration date. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced that if you have garlic powder in your pantry, you should check your bottle due to possible contamination. Keep reading to find out if your spice may be affected, and for more things to check in your kitchen, find out why The FDA Says “Please Do Not Eat” This Beloved Dessert Right Now.

According to the FDA announcement on Dec. 23, B&G Foods is voluntarily recalling the 5.37 oz. bottles of its Food Club Garlic Powder due to a packaging error. Instead of the product promised, the bottle of garlic powder may actually contain bacon-flavored bits. These bacon bits contain soy, an allergen that is not typically in garlic powder and is not declared on the label. “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the bacon-flavored bits contained in the recalled containers,” the FDA announcement warns. “There is no health risk associated with this product for individuals without an allergy to soy.”

Fortunately, it should be very clear that you’ve purchased an incorrect product. The FDA says it should be “readily apparent to consumers” if their garlic powder container is filled with bacon bits instead. According to the announcement, 1,301 cases of the product were mistakenly labeled, but the recall only affects garlic powder containers with “best by” dates of Nov. 19, 2022 and Nov. 20, 2022.

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