Recall and alert notices

When recalls happen, many retailers have a policy of simply removing the product, rather than notifying customers. At PCC, we believe in providing open and honest information to our shoppers. Even products that are simply mislabeled (and are harmless to most people) get full recall treatment at PCC because we know that people shop with us for a variety of needs, including restricted diets.

Listed below are recent recalls and alerts for products carried by PCC.

PCC encourages anyone who has purchased these products to return them to any PCC location for a full refund. Shoppers who have used these products and who are experiencing symptoms are urged to contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Please read below for more details on a specific product.


Product Recall Update

"Sweet 2 Eat" peaches, nectarines and pluots

UPDATED July 23, 2014 — Wawona Packing Co. has voluntarily recalled certain lots of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. The fruit carried at PCC were organic peaches (white and yellow), organic nectarines (white and yellow), and organic pluots with the "Sweet 2 Eat" sticker on them. This fruit was sold in PCC stores between 6/13/2014 and 7/22/2014.

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Product recall

Badger Pre-Shave Oil & Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil

July 3, 2014 — Badger is initiating a product withdrawal on select lots of its Pre-Shave Oil and Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil, due to a product mislabeling issue. Please discard or return products purchased at PCC for a full refund. Learn more »


Product recall

Country Life Target-Mins Liquid Calcium Magnesium with Vitamin D3 Complex, 32 oz

June 25, 2014 — Country Life has voluntarily recalled its Target-Mins Liquid Calcium Magnesium (Blueberry Flavor) with Vitamin D3 Complex, 32 oz, due to insoluble particulates that did not meet quality standards. UPC Code #15794-02522. Please discard or return products purchased at PCC for a full refund. Learn more »


Product recall

Doctor's Best Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement

June 24, 2014 — Doctor’s Best is voluntarily recalling their Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement, 600 mg Capsules, 120-count bottles, as it has been found to contain lovastatin. UPC Code #7-53950-00118-3. Please discard or return products purchased at PCC for a full refund. Learn more »


Product recall

Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder

Update: June 6, 2014 — Navitas Naturals is voluntarily recalling products which contain organic sprouted chia powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. Illnesses have been reported in association with this recall. PCC has pulled all product regardless of date. Learn more »

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Product alert vs. product recall

Below you'll find the criteria we use to determine when to issue a product alert or when to issue a product recall, as well as the steps we take for each to ensure your safety.

Product alert

We issue a product alert when we've been notified there may be a problem with a particular product but there has been no formal recall.

First, we review the problem to determine if there is a health risk involved. If it's concluded there may be a health risk, we remove the product from our store shelves. We then alert the manufacturer that the product has been removed and ask for further information as it comes available. We also post signs in our stores to notify our customers of the alert, and post an alert on our website.

Product recall

We implement a product recall when a formal recall has been issued.

We learn about these formal recalls by receiving e-mail alerts for all new recalls, and we monitor the FDA website to ensure we're aware of anything that has been recalled. In addition, all of our vendors are told to report any problems with a product as soon as they are known.

After learning of a product recall, we immediately remove the product from our shelves. We post signs in our stores to notify our customers and we post a recall notice on our website. We then send an e-mail to all of our e-newsletter subscribers to alert them of the recall. Depending on the seriousness of the recall, we may analyze purchase records of members who have scanned their cards and directly call those who have purchased the product.