Costco Shoppers Will Want To Know About This Organic Refried Bean Recall

Costco shoppers may want to scrutinize their pantry stock a little more closely this week following the recall of one of the retail chain's popular canned products. In a statement released by Conagra Brands, the packaged food company announced a recall of select 8-ounce and 16-ounce cans of Rosarita Organic Refried Beans in cooperation with the FDA. Although the organic beans are available to purchase at a number of retailers nationwide, the recalled cans were apparently only available at select Costco warehouse locations.

While past widespread Costco recalls have been driven by everything from potential listeria contaminations to compromised packaging, the Rosarita recall is due to "the potential presence of extraneous material (small rocks) in the product." It's unclear how the rocky issue was discovered, or just how many cans were impacted, but for now Conagra urges customers in possession of contaminated cans to avoid consuming the product. 

According to Eat This, Not That, the potentially impacted cans were sold at Costco locations in 17 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Utah.

Costco shoppers in 17 states may be impacted by the recall

Following the recall announcement, Costco sent a notice to all members who purchased a pack of the refried beans. The company was able to trace the impacted customers through its membership program, which tracks all customer purchases made in-house and online (via Eat This, Not That). 

However, customers who purchased the canned organic beans and haven't received a notice should still check their supply. The recalled cans are Rosarita brand Traditional Organic Refried Beans with a UPC of 00-0-44300-00009-4 or case UPC 00-0-44300-00012-4. The cans have a Best By date of May 1, May 2, or May 3, 2023 and will be marked with one of the following lot codes: 2105113120, 2105113220, 2105113320, 5291113120, or 5291113220.

Other recent Costco food recalls to keep an eye out for include packages of SnakYard dried plums (due to the potential presence of lead), select packages of Tang and Kool-Aid Tropical Punch powders (due to the potential presence of small pieces of metal or glass), and Delizza Belgian mini cream puffs (due to the potential presence of metal).

While Conagra and Costco haven't disclosed the cause of the Rosarita rock contamination, or how many discount shoppers may be impacted, all customers in possession of the recalled cans should return them immediately to a local Costco warehouse for a full refund.