Trader Joe’s Grocery Stores have expanded a major recall of their products, after concerns that Listeria and Salmonella may have contaminated the ingredients.
The grocery chain already issued a recall last week on three different varieties of salads, as the company believed the corn included in the salads could be contaminated with Listeria or Salmonella. It has now expanded the recall to include at least one burrito product sold by the chain. The Trader Joe’s recall is now believed to include tens of thousands of individual items of those products affected.
According to a recall notice issued by the company, the salads were sold in at least nine states in the South and West, as the company said in a statement the salads “may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and/or Salmonella.”
The salads recalled were the Trader Jose’s Mexicali Inspired Salad, Trader Joe’s BBQ Flavored Chicken Salad, and Trader Joe’s Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast. They were sold in Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and New Mexico.
Although no instances of actual product contamination – or illnesses – have yet to be reported, Trader Joe’s decided not to take chances.
Now, the chain has added the Trader Joe’s Carnitas with Salsa Verde Burrito to the recall, reportedly for the same contamination risk involving corn and onion used in the product.
The recalled products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed, but warns consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers to ensure they have not bought the products. Any consumers who bought the products can return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Consumers can call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time].
These are the exact products included in the Trader Joe’s recall, along with SKUs.
Here are the labels associated with the recalled products, for consumers to identify them easily.
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