Some General Thoughts on Food Safety
At Trader Joe’s, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our customers and Crew Members. It is with this in mind that we cover the daily work needed to make certain our products meet our stringent food-safety expectations.
While there are aspects of our product supply-chain beyond our direct control, we will never leave to chance the safety of the products we offer. We err on the side of caution and are proactive in addressing issues. We take action quickly, aggressively investigating potential problems and removing product from sale if there is any doubt about its safety or quality.
We value information and clear communication. Should a recall become necessary, we waste no time in providing our customers details relevant to our products. Our recall-related communications go well beyond regulatory requirements: we share news through in-store signs, on our website, and through email alerts.
With more than five decades of experience working directly with the producers of our products, we stand by our proactive practices and are continually improving our food-safety processes. We take these matters seriously—personally, even, as our families eat and drink TJ's products, too.
RECALL: Potential Foreign Matter (Plastic) in Frozen Breakfast Burritos
We are voluntarily recalling frozen Trader José’s Breakfast Burritos (SKU 96132) with a lot code of A26616pFFG3—sold only in our CT, DC, DE, Il, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, VA and WI stores—because of the potential presence of plastic in the product.
RECALL: Potential Foreign Matter (Glass) in Unsweetened Apple Sauce Products
We are voluntarily recalling the following Unsweetened Apple Sauces because of the potential presence of glass pieces in the product...
RECALL: Potential Foreign Matter (Glass) in Select Bottles of Sierra Nevada Beer
We have been alerted by our supplier of Sierra Nevada Beer that select 12-ounce glass bottles are being voluntarily recalled because a packaging flaw may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottles...
RECALL: Undeclared Cultured Whey (Milk) in Harvest Whole Wheat Bread (only in AZ, CA, NV, NM & UT)
We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread (SKU 00132) that product with date codes "BEST BY: 01/08/17" through "01/27/17" – sold only in our Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah stores – contains undeclared cultured whey, which is made from milk.
RECALL: Potential Listeria in Certain Hummus Products
We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus (SKU #90642) and Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus (SKU #91107) that products with "USE BY" dates up through and including "12/15/16" and plant identification code "C"...
RECALL: Undeclared Wheat in Specific Lots of Mexicali Inspired Salad with Chili Seasoned Chicken (only in AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN & SoVA)
We've been notified by our supplier of Trader José's Mexicali Inspired Salad with Chili Seasoned Chicken (SKU 97216)—sold only in our AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN & Southern VA stores—that product with BEST BY date codes from 05/18/16 through 07/03/16 may have received the wrong label on the back of the package and may contain undeclared wheat.
RECALL: Undeclared Fish (Anchovies), Wheat & Soy in One Lot of Trader Giotto’s Caesar Salad with Chicken Breast
We’ve been notified by our supplier of Trader Giotto's Caesar Salad with Chicken Breast (SKU 06832)—sold only in our CA, CO, LA, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, and WA stores—that product with the USE BY 06/28 date code may contain undeclared fish (anchovies), wheat, and soy, which are not listed in the ingredient panel.
UPDATED RECALL: Potential Listeria in Certain Frozen Products
We are voluntarily recalling frozen products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
RECALL: Potential Salmonella in Kale & Edamame Salad (only in IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH & WI)
We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Kale & Edamame Salad (SKU 96711) that product with USE BY dates MAY 05 2016 through MAY 14 2016—sold only in IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH & WI—may be contaminated with Salmonella.
RECALL: Potential Listeria in Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat (only in AZ, CA, NV & UT)
We are voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat, Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries, And A Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette (SKU 50286) with USE BY dates from 05/02 through 05/07 —sold only in AZ, CA, NV & UT—because the sunflower seed ingredient may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.