Costco Canada and Hampton Farms are conducting a voluntary recall of a recent batch of Kirkland Signature Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, in the 1 kilogram two pack, due to the possibility that there may be red plastic fragments in the peanut butter from the lids. Here is the information from the recalled peanut butter:
- Kirkland Signature Creamy Peanut Butter Twin-Pack 1 kg (33.5 oz.), Costco Item # 321724, with best before dates of November 17, 2015 to January 8, 2016 inclusive.
As you can see, Hampton Farms, a peanut roaster and processor in the US, is the company responsible for bringing us the very good KS peanut butter. Unfortunately, it seems that something went wrong with a recent production run for peanut butter headed to Costco locations across Canada. To date Hampton Farms has received complaints about the plastic fragments being found in the peanut butter, but no injuries have been reported. The plastic is food safe, so it won’t cause you a problem from being in the peanut butter, but obviously could cause an injury if swallowed. Since they can’t be certain if the pieces of plastic will be easily visible, it is best to return or get rid of the peanut butter.
If you have the recalled peanut butter you can return it to your local Costco store or you can contact them using the following information:
- Customer Service: Complaint Department
- Phone number: 1-800-334-4771, ext 7243, English only
- For French contact Costco 1-800-463-3783
- Hours of operation: 8am – 5pm (EST)
From what I can tell this recall only affects Costco Canada locations and does not apply to Costco US locations, nor any of the other worldwide Costco locations where this peanut butter is sold.
You can view the full recall notice on the Costco.ca website.