Just Mayo Products Recalled For Safety Concerns

I am one of those vegans who fell in love with Just Mayo. I can still remember the first time I tried it. I was blown away. It was literally the best tasting vegan mayonnaise I had ever eaten.

Like a lot of other vegans, I was also impressed with the mission and goals of Hampton Creek, the company that makes the Just Mayo line of products. They were a company I could feel great about supporting.

Image credit: Hampton Creek | Facebook

I was shocked last night when the news broke that Target is pulling all of the Hampton Creek “Just Mayo” from it’s store shelves because of safety concerns. Hampton Creek has such a high standard it didn’t really seem likely.

What are the reasons so serious that Target would pull a popular brand of products from it’s store shelves? Just like you I wanted answers. What is wrong with my favorite mayonnaise and is it something I should be worried about?

It turns out that the safety concerns are both varied and vague. They range from pathogens in the production process to concerns over listeria and salmonella. A Target spokesman told Bloomberg the following:

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. She said one concern involved reports of pathogens found in a manufacturing facility used by Hampton Creek. Target also received allegations that Hampton Creek products had tested positive for salmonella and listeria. Target said it hasn’t confirmed these allegations.

Hampton Creek responded quickly to these allegations made by Target. They maintained the high quality of their products and came just short of dismissing the claims outright, saying they were happy to work with the FDA to make sure.

“The allegations that our products are mislabeled and unsafe are false,” San Francisco-based Hampton Creek said in a statement. “We have robust food safety standards, and as such, we remain confident about the safety of all products we sell and distribute. We look forward to working with Target and the FDA to bring this to a quick resolution.”

What does this mean for you if you have a jar of Just Mayo in the fridge right now? That’s something you will have to decide for yourself. There hasn’t been any official warning or confirmation from the FDA.

Right now it just seems like Target may be over reacting to some allegations it received just to be on the safe side. I can’t make any recommendations for what you should do with your jar of Just Mayo, I can only tell you what I’m going to do with mine.

I’m going to eat it! In fact I think I’ll have a delicious southern treat today for lunch. A tomato sandwich with salt, black pepper, and plenty of Just Mayo.

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Brittany Przybyl says

I just had some this morning and it tasted great. Looks like i need to find it somewhere other than Target

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Jackie Oxley says

Angie Cloud wasn’t sure if you heard about this yet!

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    Angie Cloud says

    Oh did you read it Jackie? It’s target only and they have only unsubstantiated claims. I’m going to keep eating it and buying it at wegmans!!

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    Jackie Oxley says

    Yeah, I saw it was just Target but I wanted to let you know just to be safe! Can’t have you or the kiddos getting sick!

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    Angie Cloud says

    Jackie Oxley I do really appreciate that! It’s weird that it’s not FDA or company mandated and target only!

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    Jackie Oxley says

    I thought that was odd also! I’m thinking it could be a very specific thing with shipments made to Target….or it could be the preliminary for a larger scale recall…hard to say yet.

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Emily Charelian says

Ronda Maples-Johnson you take anything away but dont take my mayo!

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Janett Mcconville says

seems like someone wants it gone…. i’ll keep mine and eat it!

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Megan C. Keossaian says

THIS is more bullshit. Baseless allegations, 100% no proof or factual findings, no tests showing positive results for all reports. It’s something shady trying to take down Hampton Creek. Please don’t help people boycott a great company over nothing.

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Stacey Mapes says

Lori Rendell Baerman

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Crystal Rodgers says

So it’s not the FDA recalling the products, it’s Target pulling the product without proof of any actual issues….sounds like Target is being sketchy…

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    Crystal Rodgers says

    There really shouldn’t be a pic of Just Mayo with a “recall” stamp on it. The FDA has not recalled it. ????

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Jennifer Scheele Fredricks says

Walmart sells it..:)

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Arleen Ebert says

Could this just be another ploy by the community against non GMO’s, Oganic, and Vegan products to discredit them and make those that do not thrive to change to a cleaner lifestyle feel like “See, it’s no better than our stuff”. A way to sabatoge the competition. As people are becoming more aware of the poisons in our food, this kind of activitiy, retaliation, will become an issue.

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Laurie Rotich says

Badly played Target!

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Traci Kolenko says

Jim Kolenko

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Betty Ramirez says

Well I heard Target is coming out with their own brand of vegan mayo. Sounds suspicous!

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Debora Ann says

I thought we all were boycottin target, I haven’t shopped in that store in two years and I save myself a lot of money

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Amanda Marie says

If you cant beat ’em, pull ’em from the shelf for “health concerns”

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Sarah Huie says

Remember when Target announced last year they’re switching to cage free eggs within the next few years? This means they’re currently working with the egg industry to make that happen.
No one has claimed sickness due to Hampton Creek products. I eat this stuff everyday, purchased off the shelf at Target, and have yet to get sick by it.

To me it seems like another low attempt to target a vegan company because they pose a direct threat to the profits of the egg industry.

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    Young Nicole Westrope says

    Okay but just because there’s a recall on like of products doesn’t mean every single item on the shelf will make you ill. It’s that they each pose a significant enough threat.

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Debora Ann says

Fake news

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April Larson says

MIke Mcdonald
Crystal Larson
Jen Dominguez

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Kayla Kimberlin says

Amber Nicolle

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Nannette Herroon Dasher says

Your headline is very misleading as there has NOT been a recall. Target just seems to be anti Hampton Creek.

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Vanessa Winn says

I get mine from Meijer, Busches, or Whole Foods. The jar in our fridge is half gone so I’m going to go with it’s perfectly fine. Would not be surprised to find the dairy/egg industry is behind this.

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Zachary Carr says

Probably pressure from meat eaters

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Shannon Barnes says

Daniel Barnes

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Anita Fabian says

I fear the Egg industry is at it again..Maybe Hellmans isn’t selling enough of their vegan mayo..

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Carla Wall Bee says

I am still going to happily eat my Hampton Creek products! It’s still a lot safer than eating cow corpses and chicken menstruation.

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Kathleen Claire says

I just bought two last weekend. Not worried at all. Just think it is sour grapes. Didn’t win the lawsuit so competitors making mayonnaise are trying a darker tactic. I also won t shop at Target anymore.

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Wendy Norton says

Ike Norton

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Cassandra Lynn says

Andrew Thompson

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Bat-el Miller says

Ortal Hovav

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Olivia Wolford says

Publix took out their Just Cookie Dough and replaced it with this off brand stuff 🙁

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Stephanie Logan says

Erin Floyd Jackson

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Jah-Mina Caines says

JahMila Caines

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Kelly Jane says

Sarah Berk Will Both Er mah gerd now mom will have to eat the whore mayonnaise

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    Will Both says

    ….you brought me the WHORE mayonnaise on CHRISTMAS EVE?!?
    Mom do you understand that nothing is open? I spent $7 on it at 7-11. It was the only thing open.
    You have the BALLS to bring that WHORE mayonnaise into this house?!

    lol I was so lost

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    Sarah Berk says

    Omg the whore mayonnaise

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Elizabeth Strothman says

“received allegations” from whom? That’s the crux, who is making these allegations?

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Jamie Ranford says

I eat it all the time never had any problems.

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Erica Goretzki says

Egg industry. I’m not buying these “unconfirmed” allegations from “unknown” sources.

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Heather Aroesty says

Is it just the Mayo? We have the Caesar and ranch dressing. Just bought them from Whole Foods. So in love but I have a terrible stomach and don’t want to get sick. Thoughts!?

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    Clarissa Ann Glatczak says

    It’s all their products, but you shouldn’t worry. This is all based on only a rumor. It’s probably not true. I’d still consume their products.

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Beth Mc says

After watching What The Health this has greasy all over it

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Mindy Bollinger says

I’ll wait till there’s a legitimate official recall! I would hate to think this is another corporate ploy to take down this company.

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Terri Miller-Moran says

I use my just mayo frequently & no illness-I call BS

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Shaun Woolley says

What makes me mad is that they pulled ALL Hampton Creek products. Most recalls are a single item due to a contamination on that line not EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT! WTF

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Sarah Kelaita says

I just bought one

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Carmelita Imboden says

So it is recalled because of a rumor? That seems sketchy.

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Stephanie Hernandez says

Meghan Talasco Meanwhile some loser working at Hellman’s is probably making calls to Target about Just Mayo.

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Jennifer Darrow-Marchese says

holy shit i have this stuff in my fridge

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Melanie Silver says

This surprises me. It sounds like scare mongering. I think I’ll eat what I have. I’ve had it for awhile so I don’t think it’s an issue

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Staci Sevigny Fortunato says

Suzanne Grace Rachel Beckwith

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    Suzanne Grace says

    Scare tactic headline. “There hasn’t been any official warning or confirmation from the FDA.” There is no recall.

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Shannon Webster says

“What does this mean for you if you have a jar of Just Mayo in the fridge right now? That’s something you will have to decide for yourself. There hasn’t been any official warning or confirmation from the FDA.” —-There isn’t even a recall yet.

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Stacy Freeman says

I eat this almost everyday and have 2 bottles in my fridge

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Erin Turek-Yale says

Holly V Justice,Cassy Williams

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Michelle Lynde-Chesnut says

Ugh I’m so bummed. I’m running low on the mustard and Caesar dressings and was going to grab some today!

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Vicki Horbus McDermott says

Please consider changing the way you have posted this. Too many people will not actually read the article and just assume there was an actual recall. It is very misleading the way it is currently.

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Sarah Elizabeth Young says

Jason A. Bulman

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Reed Frey says

Gwen Kuenzli

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Lang Ansink says

Boo this post, no official statements. Someone is trying to knock our buds over at Hampton Creek.

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Bridgette Turner says

Amber Ritchie Brandon Norwood

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Nina Sofia Corbett says

Olivia Cianciolo Christian Corbett

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Anita Fischer- Jarzeboski says

This has Hellman’s fingerprints all over it !! They pissed off the vegans last time and now their vegan mayo isn’t selling. Don’t fuck with Vegans !!! HC will overcome this.

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Megan Beth Kenworthy says

So when a plant based product tries to replace an animal based one it just ends up being a ton of grease and soy. That is why my family stays away from produced cheese, faux meats and this

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    Chris Blake says

    Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Water, White Distilled Vinegar, Contains less than 2% of Sugar, Salt, Spice, Modified Food Starch, Pea Protein, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Fruit and Vegetable Juice (color), Calcium Disodium EDTA (preservative). – no soy. And just yummy.

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    Megan Beth Kenworthy says

    “canola Oil”

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    Vegan Addict says

    You have a point in a lot of cases. Faux vegan foods can be horrible. You are wrong in this case however. Any reasonable person would conclude this vegan mayo is healthier than mayo with eggs. That being said, there is no such thing as healthy mayo and I don’t think any reasonable person who actually cared about their health that much would eat it period.

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Matthew Brion Steffens says

Christy Wheaton!!!

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Amanda McKovich says

Natascha Sørensen Bobbie Sue Garlinghouse Chris M. Durbin

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Gwenner Olvera says

Joel Morales

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    Joel Morales says

    I dont how legit that post is. It seems kinda off. It says that hampton creek is claiming that they’re very strict with food safety. If its really true, thats messed up because we both just bought some.????

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Nicole Carter Gray says

There is no recall. It’s a concern, with very vague info. Your headline and picture are misleading and false. #EndClickbait

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    Jessica West says

    This needs to be pushed to the top! HC stated the allegations were false

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    Vegan Addict says

    All of that is clearly in the article. And maybe you have a different word to use when products are pull nationally from a stores shelves, but historically that has been a recall.

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    Jessica West says

    It’s only with their baking mixes. All of their other products are fine.

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    Nicole Carter Gray says

    A recall is when a company “recalls” a product back to their facility or disposal. A recall is only done by a company. No one else orders it or can order one. So no, it’s not a recall according to millions of North Americans. It’s click bait .

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Lyndsay Lou says

Bret Falcon don’t you have this chipotle stuff!!!

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Patty Giorgio Harmat says

I smell bullshit.

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Zivi Poli says

Ric Solomon unmmm

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Mary Ann Vollbrecht says

What I want to know is where those ‘allegations’ came from that caused Target to pull the product. The egg industry has had it in for Hampton foods from the get go. At this point I trust Hampton foods over whatever source made those allegations.

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Alexandra L. Godlien says

Bullllllll frickin shitttttt.

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Noel Alexis says

Make your own mayo with tofu! Problem solved!

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Paige Masters says

Jamie Masters

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Hannah Geiger says

Kimberly Parkerson

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G.A. Verbs says

Beth Chmlk

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Rhonda Gittis says

That’s a bunch of ridiculous hype about nothing. Is Target receiving anonymous messages with these warnings? Why just Target? There’s no way the FDA is going to do anything about a vegan product. They don’t want it on the shelf. It’s cutting into the profits of the meat and dairy industry.

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    Lisa Mc says

    Exactly what I was thinking.

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    Vegan Addict says

    Well we all agree it’s suspicious at best. But hopefully it will be cleared soon. This would be a huge financial crush to Hampton Creek and we really like that company

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Stephanie Lauren says

Recall for when??? This article is crap and doesn’t say what to look for. ALL Hampton Creek Mayo products?? Or just ones purchased with a certain expiration date???? Vegan Addict

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    Vegan Addict says

    Everything that is known is in the article. It is not our fault that there isn’t any more information available. Do shoot the messenger. If you bought your mayo at Target, then use caution. If you didn’t then don’t us caution. Personally I’m not worried and I will be eating mine.

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Jodie Newton-Drouin says

*As I sit here eating a sandwich with just mayo on it….* yeah mines fine and I got it two weeks ago and have since used it. No problems here!

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Alicia Mahdi says

Well I’m halfway through the jar I don’t plan on stopping now

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Emily Ignatius says

Kyle Dominick

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Jodie Newton-Drouin says

This article is so vague, where did target get this info from???

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Bridget Nichols says

Sounds like a conspiracy to me – from the people who “joked” about killing the Hampton Creek CEO because they saw the brand as a threat. I would change your headline – this might be a different story depending on the evidence.

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Jessica Davis says

So they can’t kill the ceo but they can try to kill their reputation and sales with bogus accusations…

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Krystel LeeAnn says

William Evertt Roybal

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Amandah Lynne Barnes says

Ashley L Barnes something sounds off. I think the dairy and egg industry have something to do with this.

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Brenna C. Trump says

I bet Hellman’s is behind this.

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Lara McDermott says

Sounds like a conspiracy to me. The dairy and meat industry are losing so much $$$ to veganism. They are getting desperate.

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Kam Godrick says

This hit job on vegan products brought to you by the mayonnaise companies.

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Meghan Schneck says

Good. Veganise is better lol

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Donna Chamberlain Goodnight says

I just bought a jar and have had one sandwich. I am going to eat it! Kraft probably put up a fuss because it is getting so popular.

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Genevieve Love-Moore says

Don’t put RECALL in big bright letters if it hasn’t been officially recalled.

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    Vegan Addict says

    When a nationwide chain pulls a product from it’s shelf, it is a recall. Before you leave such terse messages you should educate yourself.

    There are voluntary recalls by the manufacturer.
    There are mandatory recalls by the FDA.
    There are voluntary recalls by the retailer.

    This is the latter.

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    Genevieve Love-Moore says

    Well well I guess I stand corrected

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Leticia Gonzalez says

Patrick McConnell Colin Ferriott Laney Durden

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Annette Manore says

My jar that I purchased from Target is half eaten and we feel just fine

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Ricky Ross says

Ashley Ross

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Lynne Walker says

There’s definitely something suspicious about this. I call disgruntled executives who were just fired for trying (and failing) to oust Josh and take over HC.

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Melissa Wall Lopez says

Ha! I just had some on my veggie burger. I feel fine.

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Barbara Lynn says

What came to my mind was sabotage by a larger company, guess who lol. One thing I always wondered is why it is sold in the fridge in some stores, and on the shelf in others. I always buy the ones on the shelf, much cheaper. It seems the health food stores keep it cold, and the grocery stores on shelf.

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Dahn Deanise Stackalis says

I just ate all mine on buns with my boca burgers.. Better to have it out the fridge.. No ill effects!! So Target you my friend are full of shit and I’m just FULL!!

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Nicole Hughes says

Randi Parzych Hughes Brown

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Rachel Martin says

Title
Is miss leading. Call it what it is, target removing their brand.

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    Vegan Addict says

    Target pulling a product nationwide over safety concerns is a recall. In fact this is one of the very definitions of a recall. I can’t believe so many people are making comments like this

    Manufacturer voluntary recall
    FDA mandated recall
    Retailer voluntary recall

    All are recalls. This is the latter.

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    Ern Lard says

    Agreed. If I hadn’t stopped to read the article I would have thought it was an official product recall. Misleading. Heads up, if “so many” people are making this comment, you should take it as feedback rather than criticizing them…

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    Rachel Martin says

    So if a brand is pulled off a shelf without customer knowledge other than the fact a customer can find that brand on the shelf anymore is that a recall?? Seems like target is publicly announcing the end of their ties with a brand and it’s being rebranded into a “recall”

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Rosa Oteró says

I’m almost done w my Just Mayo and nothing has happened!

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Kelly Turner says

Dillon Monahan

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Marissa Guantone says

Nick Guantone what do we do?

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Jessica Lafferty says

Sabotage??? Someone paid huge money to target to pull their competitors product??? Sounds very likely.

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Julia Fernandezz says

Seems like something that Helmans or the egg industry might have there hands on.

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Alyson Jarvis says

Karen Gauthier

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Michael L Slaughter says

Cheryl Slaughter

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Camila Hoffman says

I just had a delicious lunch with it and will continue to use it. Just mayo rocks!

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Karen Gauthier says

I just finished a large nar of kust mayi.
Made and ate large batch of vegan potato salad.
I had no ill effects.

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Tara Steele says

Andrew Wheeler

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Rebecky Justice says

corporate sabotage much? letter didn’t even come from FDA… I intend and writing target.

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Samantha Gatz says

Franchesca Bridgette idk if u get this ?

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Jac Gaimari says

Katherine Garrity …..what do you think of this?

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Kate Kryla says

Andrew Day

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Shelby Rangel says

Court Clements Fryman

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Stephanie Lewis says

Michael McCrea

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Paola Aguilar says

I don’t believe this for one second. I guess omni mayo manufacturers are scared because who doest love a company like Hampton Creek. I don’t have any mayo on the fridge right now but of course when I need some, they are my go to and only. 🙂

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Shaun McKay says

Trenton Pace McKay

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Veronica Rooney says

They sell just mayo at walmart too for people who did not know. I believe the product is fine. I mean the actual company wouldn’t of wrote back about it if something was wrong. Soooo go buy your just mayo at walmart 🙂

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KT Jay says

Sam Gaylien

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Melody Requena says

Brianna did you hear about this?

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Katrina Kozlowski says

Sounds to me like some non vegan company is hating… I work in a grocery store and we take recalls very very serious…. just mayo is still on our shelf… no official recall.

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Randi Parzych Hughes Brown says

I just finished mine I’m okay isn’t it funny today I just bought the Hellman’s vegan mayonnaise

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Sarah Granzo says

Chloe Levy but I’m still going to finish mine lol

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Erica Mosley says

Good job target. I’ll go to Walmart instead. Real smart.

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Julie Samaniego says

Sabotage. ..I can’t live without my Just Mayo!!!

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Vanessa Pierson Vanderhoof says

Been eating it all week not sick at all lol just plain bullshit and big beef and cheese company’s are being bullies

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Irini Klimentou says

I love that stuff. I hope they try to make one with only olive oil too. Im not vegan and i love creating dishes using just mayo.

Btw, you can make great mayo at home in a pinch using aquafaba and oil (bean liquid)

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Kristin Steele says

OMG, people… Does anyone understand how hard many of the animal product companies work to discredit vegan products? Take a chill pill and wait for the FDA to say it is unsafe.

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Jeff Martin says

Time to stop letting Target have my business.

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Peter Xenos says

Adeline Marcoux, thats not our type is it ?

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Jade Walker says

I’ve gone through 2 of the bigger ones these past few months, still alive

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Melanie Bates Wissick says

Buh by to my $, Target. “A” report, with no information on where the report came from? Come on, dips***.

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Mallory Facey says

I couldn’t get the page to load. If someone doesn’t mind telling what they’re saying is wrong with it. I’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you!!

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    Vegan Addict says

    unfortunately they aren’t saying much. Just that they received reports from some unnamed source that the factory has issues and the food is dangerous. It sounds suspicious. Sorry the link will not work for you. It it’s working for us on all browsers, laptop and phone.

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    Mallory Facey says

    I’m in the mountains of California so it’s probably a issue on my end. If they aren’t specifying the issues then it definitely seems suspicious to me. If it was an actual danger, they would say EXACTLY the problem is..

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Brad Landrum says

Heard anything about this Leah?

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Colleen Reilly says

Ashley Brewer

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Kameo Brown says

Been eating it all week. Yummo. I must be so healthy from not eating meat that I’m immune to salmonella! Yay me! Think I’ll go have some more!! 🙂

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Kimberly Lauren says

Someone is paying Target a lot of money. *dips baby carrot in ranch*

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Erica Mosley says

My target has pulled everything except the Just Ranch. Maybe they accidentally put it out? Oh well, buying one for good measure.

Update: they wouldn’t let me purchase it.

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