“Pending a full review, Target today started a market withdrawal of Hampton Creek products,” a company spokeswoman told Bloomberg Technology.
It has received two separate sets of allegations: One about shoddy practices in a facility that produces Hampton Creek products, and another that some of the company’s products have tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria.
Target also says it has an unconfirmed tip that raises questions about Hampton Creek’s labeling practices. Someone alerted the retailer that products may be described inaccurately as being free of genetically modified ingredients. Other items may contain allergens, like honey, that aren’t on the label.
Again, Target stressed that these are not confirmed allegations, but the chain is acting on them because of their specificity and seriousness.
Hampton Creek refutes these claims
“The allegations that our products are mislabeled and unsafe are false,” Hampton Creek said in a statement. “We have robust food safety standards, and as such, we remain confident about the safety of all products we sell and distribute. We look forward to working with Target and the FDA to bring this to a quick resolution.”
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So asides from eating lots of veggies, some grains/starch, minimal fruits and few seeds, I also eat a serving of beans 3 times a week. I use lentils, kidney beans, black beans, and chickpeas.