The Simmering Bone Recalls Beef Bone Broth and Chicken Broth Products Due to Adulteration and Being Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

MONTPELIER, October 3, 2017– The Simmering Bone, a Waitsfield, VT company, is recalling approximately 56 fl-ounces of  beef and chicken bone broth products that were adulterated and produced without the benefit of state or federal inspection, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture announced today.

The following products are subject to the recall:

•14-fl. Oz individual jars containing “the Simmering Bone Classic Chicken Broth CBD Booster Blend”

•14-fl. Oz individual jars containing “the Simmering Bone Fire Roasted Tomato & Shiitake Beef Broth CBD Booster Blend”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 44798” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The beef and chicken broth products subject to the recall were produced by The Simmering Bone, Waitsfield, VT, and sold at the Vermont Hemp Festival in Burke, VT on September 9, 2017.  A total of 4 jars were sold to attendees of the festival.

The problem was discovered when VAAFM personnel were notified and found product that bore the federal mark of inspection but was produced without USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) inspection.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Under USDA Recall Classification, this situation is defined as a Class I with a high health risk.

USDA Recall Classifications

Class I

This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.


Class II

This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.


Class III

This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.


Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Rachel Collier, owner of The Simmering Bone, at 802-578-7579.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: