Caution: Soybeans contain soy.
A warning like this was left off some edamame, causing a Pennsylvania food chain to pull the product from shelves.
Giant Food Stores LLC and Martin’s Food Markets announced Friday that it was removing Nature’s Promise Organic Edamame products because they contain soy, but it is not listed on the labels as containing the ingredient, which can cause problems for people with a specific allergy.
Giant said the edamame products are safe for anyone without a soy allergy.
The recalled products include 16 ounce packages of both Nature’s Promise Organic Shelled Edamame with the UPC 68826712764 and Nature’s Promise Edamame in Pod with UPC 68826782124.
Edamame is the word used for fresh, young soybeans, often eaten steamed or blanched, like lima beans or peas.
According to the Carlisle-based company, there have been no reports of anyone suffering from exposure to the allergen to date.
Anyone who has purchased the products can bring their purchase receipt to a Giant or Martin’s store for a full refund.
Additional information on the recall is available by calling the company at 888-814-4268 or by visiting store websites.