Target Corp. announced last week that it has cut ties with San Francisco-based food tech Hampton Creek.
It was in June that Target received “serious food safety allegations” about the company’s Just Mayo eggless mayonnaise in June and pulled it from its shelves.
Despite the FDA saying it wouldn’t investigate the matter unless consumers fell ill and that there were “no safety concerns wit Hampton Creek at this time,” Target decided to ultimately severe ties with the food startup, according to Bloomberg.
“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 spokeswoman Jenna Recktold Bloomberg.
“We are not planning to bring Hampton Creek products back to Target and have openly communicated our decision with the Hampton Creek team.”
“Target informed us that sharing with the public the FDA’s conclusion that our products are safe violated Target’s vendor communication guidelines,” wrote Andrew Noyes, a spokesman for Hampton Creek, in an email.
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