FDA warns – Stabilyze Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter recalled by Betty Lou’s Inc. due to undeclared sesame

According to the FDA, McMinnville, Oregon-based Betty Lou’s Inc. has voluntarily recalled Stabilyze Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, in 1.76-ounce (50 gram) packages and under “Best before” date 05APR24, because the product may contain sesame, an allergen not listed in the ingredient statement.

Consumers who are allergic or sensitive to sesame are advised that consuming the product may lead to a major and life-threatening allergic reaction.

Announced by Betty Lou’s Inc. on October 11, 2023, the recall covers Stabilyze Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter packages that were sent to various retail stores, distributing partners, and directly to customers (via the Betty Lou’s website) in multiple U.S. states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The product can be found as individually-packaged 1.76-ounce bars sold under UPC 0 16073 00213 1, or as packaged as part of 12-count display boxes under UPC 0 16073 00223 0.

Affected 1.76-ounce packages bear a “Best by” date and lot number of “BB 05 APR 24 0053,” printed on the inside of the fin seal on the back, or on the rear of the display box, as shown in the FDA images.

Consumers should note that no other products under the brand are covered under the recall.

According to officials, the recall was initiated after a labeling review conducted by the company revealed that a sesame oil, undeclared on the finished product label, was included inside a natural peanut flavoring.

Though no illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date, customers with a sesame sensitivity are asked to refrain from eating the product. The item may be discarded or taken back to the original place of purchase to receive a complete refund. Further questions can be directed to Betty Lou’s at 503-434-5205, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


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