Uh Oh! Trader Joe's Recalls Kale Salad, Other Veggies For Possible Listeria Contamination
A pair recall announcements issued on Wednesday and Thursday warn Trader Joe's customers that some of their food may be contaminated with Listeria.
First the national recalls. If you've purchased any of the veggie products below marked with the lot code "BF" (ex: 115 16 BF 22:58 C PRODUCT OF USA), Trader Joe's advises you to either toss the veggies or return them to a TJ's spot for a refund.
- 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 Organic Broccoli Florettes (SKU/Barcode 00542784)
- Trader Joe's Organic Foursome (SKU/Barcode 00908672)
If you live in California, Utah, Arizona, or Nevada, you should also toss (or return!) any "Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat, Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries, And A Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette" with use by dates between May 2 and May 7. The SKU number on the Kale Salad is 50286.
While the latter recall is apparently due to contaminated sunflower seeds, the former is actually part of a nationwide recall linked to frozen-vegetable provider CRF foods. Take a look at the FDA's full listing to make sure you don't have any listeria contaminated veggies sitting in your freezer.