B’gan has recalled black eye peas after a video went viral showing a bug infestation.
The video made the rounds on social media on Wednesday afternoon.
In the video, a person shows viewers an open bag of the product and proceeds to cut open a pea, revealing a live, crawling insect.
Many people have the Minhag to use black eye peas as one of the “simanim” on Rosh Hashana night.
The statement from B’gan reads as follows:
Dear B’gan Consumer,
It has been brought to our attention that some of B’gan Black-Eyed Peas have unfortunately become infested. As a precaution, all bags of B’gan Black-Eye Peas have been pulled from stores.
If you purchased this item, please return to the place of purchase for a full refund. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Note: This is an isolated incident and does not in any way affect any of our 14 varieties of beans.
We are extremely stringent in upholding our standards of kashrus and quality and always stand behind our products.
Looking forward to keeping you a satisfied B’gan customer with our full line of premium products.
Wishing you all a Kesiva v’chasima tova,
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)