Product Recalls


Food safety is a corporate priority for TOPS. We maintain the highest standards of performance in the business in order to fulfill our commitment to customers that we mean business when it comes to food safety.

A food recall is a voluntary process initiated by a manufacturer or distributor to protect the public from products that may cause health problems or may be misbranded (incorrect labeling and/or packaging).

As soon as a recall is announced by a manufacturer or the US Government, stores are alerted and affected product is removed from the shelf. We also have a process in place to block the sale of any Class I recalled product at the check-out to ensure that no Class I items that have been recalled are inadvertently sold to customers. We offer a full refund to customers who have any concern with a product they have purchased in our stores.

This website lists Class I and Class II recalls of products that are available in our stores.

Class I - This is the most serious. Eating the food may cause health problems or even death.
Class II - This involves a potential health hazard where there is a remote probability of a health problem if the food is eaten.

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 Product Recalls:

BADIA Cinnamon and Ginger (Class I)
Recall Date: 06/04/2024
Product: BADIA CINNAMON POWDER
Code Date: all
Size: 2.00 OZ
UPC: 00003384400015
Product: BADIA GROUND GINGER
Code Date: all
Size: 1.50 OZ
UPC: 00003384400223
Reason For Recall:
BADIA Spices has the presence of elevated lead levels in Ground Ginger only pull product with lot number 307922
Customer Information:
Customers are to be given a full refund with proof of purchase
Available at:
TOPS

Upstate Niagara Cooperative Pineapple Cottage Cheese (Class II)
Recall Date: 05/10/2024
Product: BISON COTT CHSE PINEAPPLE
Code Date: 5/25
Size: 16.00 OZ
UPC: 00007251001216
Product: TOPS COTTAGE CHEESE PINEAP
Code Date: 5/25
Size: 16.00 OZ
UPC: 00007078402138
Reason For Recall:
This is a quality issue with some product with mold.
Customer Information:
Customers are to be given a full refund with proof of purchase
Available at:
TOPS

martinelli apple juice (Class I)
Recall Date: 04/17/2024
Product: MARTINEL JUICE APPLE 100%
Code Date: 030926 031026
Size: 33.80 FOZ
UPC: 00004124402010
Reason For Recall:
This recall is a result of sampling by the State of Maryland that found samples from one production lot of Martinellis apple juice, sold in one liter glass bottles, tested above the guidance action level for inorganic arsenic in apple juice. The recalled product has a Best By date of 09MAR2026 or 10MAR2026 on the front of the bottle above the label.
Customer Information:
Customers are to be given a full refund with proof of purchase.
Available at:
TOPS

Product recall information is archived on this website beginning August 15, 2007. For information on recalls prior to that date, please visit www.foodsafety.gov.

»Click here to see recall information posted prior to 3 months ago.

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