Trader Joe’s Recalls Snack Food Due To Salmonella Concerns

March 19, 2024
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Trader Joe's Recalls Snack Food Due To Salmonella Concerns

If you do your grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s, you might want to check what’s in your cabinet. The Food and Drug Administration announced that Wenders LLC, a nut supplier for the grocery chain, is recalling cashew products in 16 states over salmonella contamination concerns.

According to the Wenders and the FDA, Trader Joe’s 50% Less Sodium Roasted & Salted Whole Cashews tested positive for the presence of salmonella during a routine check, prompting the company to recall the product from stores in more than a dozen states. The cashews were sold at Trader Joe’s locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The affected products have the SKU number 37884 and lot numbers T12139, T12140, T12141, and T12142. If your cashews fall into this category, you can return them to the store for a full refund. Luckily, Wenders reports that no illnesses have been reported to date.

The move comes a month after Trader Joe’s recalled its chicken soup dumplings over foreign-matter contamination concerns. In the past, Trader Joe’s recalls have frequently involved foreign material, including metal, rocks, and insects.

Related: Popular Shredded Cheese Brand Announces Recall in Over a Dozen States

Salmonella can cause serious illness and even death in young children, elderly people, and immunocompromised people. But regardless of health status, it’s not exactly something you want to deal with.

Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis,” the FDA explained.

Keep an eye on the FDA website for any updates or other recalls that might affect your pantry.

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