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Target Breaks Up With Hampton Creek Following ‘Serious Food Safety Allegations’

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The superstore will no longer stock the plant-based products

If you’re looking for Just Mayo’s eggless mayonnaise, you won’t find it at Target. The retailer has decided to stop selling all Hampton Creek products two months after receiving reports of “specific and serious food safety allegations,” according to Bloomberg. Target removed the vegan products — dressings, cookies, and edible raw cookie dough — from shelves in June.

Hampton Creek states that all of its products are safe and in compliance with Food and Drug Administration rules.

“Although the FDA is not pursuing this further, we used the opportunity to review our portfolio, as we regularly do, and decided to reconsider our relationship with Hampton Creek,” Target spokesperson Jenna Reck told Bloomberg. “We are not planning to bring Hampton Creek products back to Target and have openly communicated our decision with the Hampton Creek team.”

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Hampton creek alleges that Target’s decision was a direct result of letting the public know that their products had been cleared by the FDA, which they were told by Target represented a violation of the retail giant’s vendor communication guidelines.

The current difficulty is only one of a handful of major setbacks Hampton Creek has faced in the last year, including a current lawsuit brought against the company by Jaden Smith’s Just Goods Inc. over copyright infringement.

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