Primal Kitchen Cooking Oil Recalled Over Safety Concerns: FDA

Lorenz Duchamps
By Lorenz Duchamps
April 23, 2024US News
Primal Kitchen Cooking Oil Recalled Over Safety Concerns: FDA
Primal Kitchen is recalling avocado cooking oil products packaged in 9.3-fluid-ounce glass bottles over safety concerns. (Courtesy of U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Primal Kitchen is voluntarily recalling more than 2,000 cases of avocado cooking oil because the glass packaging may break, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on April 22.

The FDA said in a recall notice that the company discovered the issue through an inspection at the Primal Kitchen warehouse. The notice pointed out that some of the bottles are “prone to breakage,” which may present a safety hazard.

“It was noticed that avocado oil had leaked in shipping containers,” the California-based company said.

To date, no consumer injuries or illnesses have been reported in connection to the recall, according to the FDA.

The affected avocado oil is packaged in 25.26-fluid-ounce glass bottles and was sold in the eastern United States, California, and online nationally.

“This recall is isolated to a packaging issue for this specific size,” the company said.

Products included in the recall have an individual package Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode of 8-5523200719-4 and a case UPC of 108552320071910000 with “Best When Used By” dates that run from Aug. 19, 2025, through Aug. 21, 2025, the announcement stated.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product should immediately stop using the product and throw it away. The company also recommends consumers to contact Primal Kitchen Monday through Friday at 1 (888) 774-6259 for a refund.

In a statement issued on the Primal Kitchen website, the company apologized for any “inconvenience” this recall may have caused and said it is “committed to upholding the highest safety and quality standards.”

“No other sizes, formats, or batches are affected by the packaging issue,” the company reassured.

On the Primal Kitchen website, 500 ml (16.9-fluid-ounce) glass bottles of avocado cooking oil were still available.

Other Recent Recalls

The latest recall involving a packaging issue comes days after the FDA announced PepsiCo initiated a voluntary recall after the soft drink giant discovered that thousands of Schweppes Zero Sugar Ginger Ale cans were mislabeled and contained as much sugar as the regular drink.

According to the agency, the recall affected a total of 233 cases—or nearly 5,600 cans—of the popular sugar-free beverage.

The 7.5-fluid-ounce cans were coded MAY20240520VS02164 and MAY20240550VS02164 and distributed to retailers in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

“During an internal investigation the firm discovered that product labeled as Zero Sugar contains full sugar product,” the FDA stated as the reason for the recall.

People who have bought the recalled drinks are urged to either discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

So far, there are no reported adverse reactions or injuries related to the beverage sometimes consumed by people managing diabetes.

The classification of the recall was described as a “Class II” recall, meaning “a situation in which use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote,” according to a statement from the FDA.

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