Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Trader Joe’s recall affects Fort Worth store
Toss Trader Joe's BBQ Chicken Salad if you've bought it in the last few weeks.
Trader Joe's is pulling several products off their shelves after an onion ingredient tested positive for listeria contamination. The recall includes the Fort Worth Trader Joe's store, where Trader Joe's BBQ Chicken Salad with "use by" dates of July 16-30, 2012 have been taken off shelves and destroyed, according to the store.
"If you purchased any of the above products, please do not eat them," reads a Trader Joe's statement. "You may return them to any Trader Joe's for a full refund or dispose of them."
An employee at the store did not know when Trader Joe's BBQ Chicken Salad would be added back to store shelves in Fort Worth.
The California company Huxtable's Kitchen who makes the chicken salad said the onions come from Gill's. They recalled the product Friday after it tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, Food Safety News reports.
Both FSN and Trader Joe's write that they do not know of any illnesses from customers consuming the product.
Listeriosis can cause flu-like symptoms or fever and muscle aches, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In rare cases, pregnant women who develop an infection can have miscarriages or see life-threatening infections to the baby.
Other Trader Joe's products in states other than Texas were also recalled. They are:
Trader Joe's Diced Onions, Garlic & Shallots Blend -- "best by" dates of July 15 through August 1, 2012 -- in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico stores
Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa & Wheatberry Salad -- "best by" dates of July 28 and July 30, 2012 -- Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington stores
Trader Joe's Fresh Mild Salsa (16oz) -- "best by" date of August 9, 2012 -- Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Southern Virginia stores
Trader Joe's Balela -- "best by" date of July 31, 2012 -- Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Southern Virginia stores
Shannon Sutlief contributed to this story.
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