NATIERRA ORGANIC FREEZE-DRIED BLUEBERRIES
July 14, 2022
BrandStorm Inc. has recalled Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries because of the presence or potential presence of lead. This is above the FDA’s recommended limits per the serving size specified on the nutritional facts panel. They were distributed in the U.S. through retail and online. They are sold in a white and blue pouch with Natierra brand and logo. You can identify them by checking the product name, manufacturer details, and lot number at the bottom right of the pouch.
The recall is for two lots.
Lot 2021363-1, 1 serving, 1.2 oz. (34g), UPC 812907011160, Best by Date 12/2024
Lot 2022026-1, 1 serving, 1.2 oz. (34g), UPC 812907011160, Best by Date 01/2025
The concern was identified upon testing conducted by a lab in Maryland. An investigation was conducted by the packing site. The original heavy metal reports received for the crop year showed no presence of lead and-or cause for batch testing. After further investigation, it was found that the product’s county of Origin is Lithuania and aggressive monitoring of heavy metals may be deemed necessary. As an immediate action, the packing site is actively working to enhance the food safety system by implementing mandatory batch testing for heavy metals.
Do not consume the recalled products. If you have purchased Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries 1.2oz, with lot Code 2021363-1 or 2022026-1 you should discard the product. Refunds are available at the location of purchase. Returns will be provided at the point of sale through validation of lot codes on the affected pouches. If you purchased online at www.Natierra.com, you can email salesadmin@BrandStormInc.com to request a refund.
If you have questions, call 310-559-0259, 8 am – 4:30 pm PST, email salesadmin@BrandStormInc.com or send a direct message utilizing www.Natierra.com website.
Per FDA: People with high blood levels of lead may show no symptoms, but the condition may cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Acute lead poisoning may cause a wide range of symptoms. It could include abdominal pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or decreased urinary output. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning.
If a child is exposed to enough lead for a protracted period of time (e.g., weeks to months) permanent damage to the central nervous system can occur. This can result in learning disorders, developmental defects, and other long-term health problems.
Should any consumer of this product have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, they should seek medical advice from their physician immediately.
Lead is a naturally occurring element that may be contracted in fruits and vegetables during cultivation. Lead is a toxic substance present in our environment in small amounts and everyone is exposed to some lead from daily actions such as inhaling dust, eating food, or drinking water.
Exposure to larger amounts of lead can cause lead poisoning. While lead can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount of, and duration of lead exposure and the age of the person exposed.
To date, BrandStorm Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to the use of the product as part of this proactive recall.
BrandStorm Inc: First and foremost, we remain focused on the health and welfare of our employees, customers, and partners. We are committed to taking the appropriate steps to ensure our network and services continue to operate seamlessly for our customers