Target Rips Hampton Creek Off its Shelves

We’ve highlighted the woes that HSUS-financed Hampton Creek Foods has suffered in the past, ranging from investigations of financial misconduct to alleged sexual impropriety, but perhaps the most devastating blow to the beleaguered vegan startup occurred last week. Bloomberg reports that Target has voluntarily removed all Hampton Creek “Just” brand products from its shelves after detailed accusations surfaced that listeria and salmonella were found at a manufacturing plant that produced “Just” brand products. The same whistleblower also noted that some products that claimed to be genetically modified organism (GMO) free, in fact, contained GMOs.

For Hampton Creek, Bloomberg estimates that losing Target will account for about $5.5 million in yearly retail sales, or a third of the company’s total retail business.

With every passing day, HSUS’s decision to put money into faux-food instead of pet shelters looks more and more rotten.

Posted on 06/30/2017 at 3:33 pm by HumaneWatch Team.

Topics: Fundraising & Money


  • Steve Langdon

    HSUS needs to be sued for millions and put out of business. The CEO needs prison time!!!

  • Kathryn Smith

    Haven’t seen a USDA recall, or notice of voluntary recall on these products unless a long time ago and I’ve forgotten….not defending them, but for Target to make this move I think it would have made more of a news splash…usually recalls are by the batch/lot.

    • Fred Zanfardino

      Voluntary recalls are many and routine, obviously most of them are not going to make news at all, let alone a “splash.”