Target has pulled all Hampton Creek products, including “Just Mayo,” pending further review because of food safety concerns.
Officials with the country’s second largest retailer have been in contact with the Food and Drug Administration regarding their concerns, but the federal agency is not providing specific details — yet.
“The decision to remove Hampton Creek products was made by Target. At this time we don’t have any information to share,” an FDA spokesman said Friday afternoon.
Target stores had carried as many as 20 “Just” branded products, including baking mixes, salad dressings and cookie dough. As of Friday night, Walmart, Whole Foods Market and the Kroger Co. were still carrying Hampton Creek products.
Bloomberg broke the news Friday about Target’s action, quoting a company spokeswoman. The news organization has published several investigative reports on the San Francisco-based Hampton Creek in the past year.
“The Target spokeswoman said the company received allegations of food safety concerns as well as accusations of manipulation and adulteration of Hampton Creek’s products,” Bloomberg reported.