The potential contamination was uncovered through the San Clemente-based company's own testing. Production of the product has been suspended pending an FDA investigation.
About 500 packages of the contaminated product were distributed from April 12 through April 17. As of Monday, 263 of these packages had been retrieved from health and natural food retail stores.
The product comes in a 6 ounce pouch with the World Berries logo identified as Organic Cacao Nibs with the UPC code 632474929022, affected lot code 161104 and the use by date for products for the affected lot 04/14. The packages were sold in 30 states, including California.
No illnesses have yet been reported in connection with the product.