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Uh Oh! Trader Joe's Recalls Kale Salad, Other Veggies For Possible Listeria Contamination

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A pair recall announcements issued on Wednesday and Thursday warn Trader Joe's customers that some of their food may be contaminated with Listeria. The affected products include a litany of frozen vegetables nationwide, as well as the prepared Broccoli & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat in a few Western states.

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.

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