What’s the deal, Joe?
On Tuesday, Trader Joe's announced a recall of their Grainless Granola due to a potential Listeria contamination. Although no illnesses have been reported yet, Trader Joe’s is removing potentially affected bags from their shelves after the product’s supplier alerted them to the possible contamination.
The company is recalling bags of Trader Joe’s Grainless Granola with BEST BY date codes from March 28, 2018 to April 10, 2018. The granola was sold in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Vermont.
The bacteria involved, Listeria monocytogenes, leads to listeriosis, a type of food poisoning that can cause fever, muscle aches, and nausea or diarrhea.
This is the latest in a series of recalls from our beloved T.J.’s. Earlier this week, they recalled their Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream for potentially containing metal (um?!), and last month, they recalled their Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream for inadvertently containing peanuts. And ice cream isn’t the only product they’ve had issues with. In March, they recalled their Breakfast Burritos because some contained plastic (better than metal, I guess?) and in February they recalled their Apple Sauce because some customers had found pieces of glass in it (pretty on par with metal).
Though food recalls are responsible and important, Trader Joe’s has certainly been racking them up.
T.J.’s urges anyone who has purchased the affected bags of granola not to eat it, and encourages customers to “discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.”
If you purchased a bag of Grainless Granola (or any of the other various recalled products) Trader Joe’s Customer Relations can be reached at (626) 599-3817, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Time, or by email here.