Blendtopia products recalled

Blendtopia products recalled

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers through a press release that Blendtopia Products is recalling 29,078 cases of 7-ounce frozen Blendtopia brand Superfood Smoothie Kits because of potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The smoothie blends affected include: Blendtopia brand “Glow,” “Detox,” “Energy,” “Immunity” and “Strength” Superfood Smoothie Kits. The impacted product is labeled as “Best By July 2021, Best By Oct 2021, and Best By Nov 2021.” The products were distributed nationwide, including in Rhode Island, and are sold at retailers and through online sales.

The company discovered the issue through its quality control processes. There have been no reports of sickness or illness to date associated with this recall.

Consumers who have affected products should not consume them and should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions should contact the company at: 1-844-260-8181 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT or email at support@blendtopia.com

For general health questions, contact the Health Information Line: 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711 or visit www.health.ri.gov .