Food Safety

Simple Mills Has Recalled Its Popular Sea Salt Crackers

Boxes of ‘Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers’ were mislabeled and packed with cheddar crackers instead.

October 12, 2021
Photo by Simple Mills

Before you start assembling a board of cheese, charcuterie, and crackers for happy hour tonight, check your pantry if you have a milk allergy: Simple Mills, a popular producer of gluten-free snacks, has issued a voluntary recall of its Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers. According to the brand, a select number of boxes of the sea salt crackers were incorrectly packed with bags of Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers. The ingredient panel on the Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Cracker boxes does not disclose milk, which is a major health concern for people who have an allergy or sensitivity to dairy. Milk is a key ingredient in the brand’s cheddar crackers. At this time, there are no other known health or safety risks associated with consuming the Farmhouse Cheddar crackers—so if you’re OK with dairy, it should be safe to eat the crackers. “We know this type of news can be concerning, so as a valued customer we want to make sure you have all the facts,” said the brand in their alert.

The product lot impacted by the recall includes 4.25-ounce boxes with UPC number 856069005131. The best-by dates read February 12, 2022, February 13, 2022, February 14, 2022, and February 15, 2022. The boxes may have been sold as individual boxes or part of a 3- or 6-pack from wholesale grocery stores, direct delivery services, and e-commerce. Impacted recallers include Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix, and Sprouts. This is the only Simple Mills product that is subject to the current recall. Impacted retailers have been notified of the recall and are in the process of removing the cracker boxes from their warehouses, distribution centers, and store shelves.

If you believe you have the recalled product in your pantry, email [email protected] with the following information so they can best assist you: the numbers printed on the top of the box following the Best By date; the information printed on inner foil bag; store name and location (city and state) where the product was purchased; and the consumer’s mailing address.

There are no reported illnesses associated with the recall; however, if you think you may have unknowingly consumed the Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers and have a dairy allergy or sensitivity, contact a medical professional immediately.

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