Trader Joe’s issued the recall last Thursday after an ingredient supplier informed them that the product had potentially been exposed to a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause symptoms like high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can be more severe in young children, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA. It’s also particularly dangerous for pregnant women, because it’s been linked to miscarriage, stillbirth, and serious illness in newborns.
After learning of the potential contamination, Trader Joe’s immediately removed affected packages of grainless granola from store shelves. The recalled products have “best by” dates between March 28, 2018 and April 10, 2018, and they were sold in Trader Joe’s stores in 22 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Vermont. They were also sold in Washington, D.C.
No Grainless Granola-related illnesses have been reported yet, according to the Trader Joe’s website. Still, the food retailer has cautioned its customers in those 22 states and Washington, D.C. against eating the product. Instead, customers should throw the granola away or return it at any Trader Joe’s store for a full refund.
For more information on the recall, you can read Trader Joe’s official recall report. If you have any questions, you can call Trader Joe’s at (626) 599-3817 on weekdays between 6 A.M. and 6 P.M. (PT).
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