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At Big Y, our goal is to exceed our customers' evolving expectations by constantly seeking better ways to create and deliver World Class service and value. This makes food safety a priority for us. We maintain the highest standards of performance in all areas of our World Class Markets especially when it comes to the well-being of our community.

Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries Recall

July 20, 2022


BrandStorm Inc. announced it is recalling 2 lots of Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberry (lot #2021363-1, Best-by 12/2024 & lot #2022026-1 Best-by 1/2025) pouches because of the presence or potential presence of lead above the FDA's recommended limits; per the serving size specified on the nutritional facts panel. The issue is isolated to these two batches.

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, including 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

To date, BrandStorm Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to use of the product as part of this proactive recall. Should any consumer of this product have experienced any of the symptoms listed above, they should seek medical advice from their physician immediately.

Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries 1.2oz were distributed in the United States through retail and online stores services.

If you have any of the products listed below, they should be thrown away or returned to your local Big Y for a full refund.

The following products are sold at Big Y: 

Product Name  UPC Size Lot Code - Expiration Date
Natierra Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberries 81290701116 1.2 oz Lot 2021363-1 Best By -12/2024
Lot 2022026-1 Best By - 1/2025

Customers with questions may call 310-559-0259, 8am – 4:30pm PST, email salesadmin@BrandStormInc.com or send a direct message utilizing www.Natierra.com website.

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Recalls.gov - Your Online Resource for Recalls - http://www.recalls.gov/

FDA's Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Page - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Current Recalls and Alerts - http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp