Snack Sold at Sam’s Club & BJ’s Recalled in at Least 27 States

Updated: Apr. 17, 2024

These are thought of as a healthier alternative to their comfort-food counterpart, but the manufacturer is flagging that they may not be safe for every snacker.

They’re typically found in the potato chip aisle and said to contain less sodium and 30% less fat than the leading potato chip—but a recall on a recognizable veggie chip might make you more aware of the ingredients.

On April 3, 2024, Walmart alerted Sam’s Club customers to the recall of Garden Veggie Straws on the national retail chain’s dedicated recall page. The Walmart alert came after the manufacturer Garden Veggie Snacks announced on their website:

“This voluntary recall affects the Garden Veggie Straws 30 CT Variety Pack that was available at select Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale Club between March 18 – March 28, 2024. The recall is due to potential exposure to a milk allergen on the 1 oz. bag of Garden Veggie Sea Salt straws that are sold in the variety pack.

According to a list published by Walmart, the products were distributed in at least 27 states. While the recall notes that the product was sold at BJ’s locations, there is no information on affected locations posted on BJ’s recall page as of this publication.

The variety packs happen to include cheddar cheese and zesty ranch-flavored straws, but it appears that neither of these flavors is impacted by this recall. 

Recalled Garden Veggie Straws details and specifications are as follows:

  • Garden Veggie Straws 30-count Variety Pack – Sea Salt, Cheddar Cheese, Zesty Ranch (the Sea Salt are the only ones impacted)
  • UPC: 08-29515-32543
  • Use by date on outer case – 03SEP24MT, 26AUG24MT, 27AUG24MT, 25AUG24MT, 21AUG24MT
  • Use-by date on individual 1-ounce bag: 27AUG24MT

According to the manufacturer, no other Garden Veggie Snacks products are included in the recall. It has not said how the company learned that the ingredient was not listed and doesn’t note whether any customers have reported issues after consuming the product. 

Customers who purchased the variety pack are urged to discard them and contact Garden Veggie Straws for a full refund at They can also call 866-993-5748 for more information Monday through Friday, 9 am – 7 pm ET.

One advantage of Garden Veggie Straws in the eyes of many consumers is that they’re made of vegetables, but actually the product ingredients list potato starch as the main ingredient, and they’re colored with beet powder, spinach powder, and turmeric.

Milk is one of the nine major allergens required to be listed on food package labels by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to the potential to cause severe reactions. The others are eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans, and sesame.