Salads sold at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, and other retailers, have been recalled due to possible contamination with potentially harmful bacteria, namely salmonella, and listeria. Salmonella and listeria may cause symptoms like diarrhea, headaches, abdominal cramping, fever, nausea, and vomiting.
Trader Joe’s released a statement regarding the contaminated products and shared that no cases of illness have been reported due to these foods.
- ALL STORES, Trader Joe’s Carnitas with Salsa Verde Burrito SKU#57823
- CO, ID, LA, OK, OR, TN, TX, WA Trader Jose’s Mexicali Inspired Salad SKU#97216 BEST BY 10/15/18 through 10/20/18
- CO, LA, NM, OK, TN, TX Trader Joe’s BBQ Flavored Chicken Salad SKU#84871 BEST BY 10/15/18 through 10/20/18
- CO, LA, NM, OK, TN, TX Trader Joe’s Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast SKU#99050 BEST BY 10/15/18 through 10/20/18
Trader Joe’s has also provided contact information should consumers have any questions regarding this issue: “If you have any questions, you may call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time].”
The products in question were released in the following states: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Stores that sell these products are Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Harris Teter, Kroeger, 7-11, and Walmart.
Again, no contamination or illnesses have been confirmed to date. If you are concerned, please return these items to the place of purchase or contact the company directly. Recalls are concerning, but there are ways to keep you and your family safe. For more info, read What To Do After A Food Recall.