Trader Joe's Announces Third Recall In A Week

Right on the heels of two other item recalls announced this week, Trader Joe's is recalling both their Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice in several states that may have also been affected by the Listeria contamination. On May 3, Trader Joe's announced an initial recall for several frozen vegetable items tied to the FDA's release that CRF Food Products' frozen facilities in Pasco, Washington may have a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination; since then they recalled an item from the prepared foods section as well. Here is the full list of all the items Trader Joe's is recalling:

Trader Joe's Organic Peas (SKU/Barcode 00496636)

Trader Joe's Petite Peas (SKU/Barcode 00122689)

Trader Joe's Organic Whole Green Beans (SKU/Barcode 00169219)

Trader Joe's Broccoli Florettes (SKU/Barcode 00542784)

Trader Joe's Organic Foursome (SKU/Barcode 00908672)

Trader Joe’s Super Sweet Cut Corn (SKU/Barcode 00299633)

*Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat, Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries, And A Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette (SKU 50286)

*Trader Joe’s Vegetable Fried Rice (SKU/Barcode 00521482)

*Trader Joe’s Chicken Fried Rice (SKU/Barcode 00332514)

*The Vegetable Fried Rice, Chicken Fried Rice, and Kale & Chicken Salad recalls only affect the states California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. The recall for the fried rice includes any date of expiration, and the recall for the salad includes those with an expiration date between May 2 and May 7.

The frozen vegetables initially recalled included all of the frozen products that have come out of CRF Food Products' frozen facilities since May 1, 2014, or anything that expires between the dates of April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. Trader Joe's is encouraging customers to either throw away the product, or return it to their stores for a full refund.

Listeria is especially a concern among more vulnerable populations, characterized by symptoms like fever, aches, and muscle fatigue, according to the CDC. "The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems," said the FDA release. "Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women."

Trader Joe's is just one of many retailers affected by the CRF Food Products' recall — view the full list here.

Customers with questions regarding the recall are encouraged to contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817, or send an e-mail.

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