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 (Glass/Hard Plastic) in Certain Fresh Salads
Our supplier has notified us that certain fresh salads sold only in the states listed with date codes USE BY 11/10 through 11/21 and the U.S.D.A. "INSPECTED" code P-40299 may contain pieces of glass/hard plastic...
RECALL: Potential Listeria in Cilantro & Chive Yogurt Dip and Tahini Sauce
We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Cilantro & Chive Yogurt Dip (SKU# 78720) and Trader Joe's Tahini Sauce (SKU# 78723) that both products, sold in stores nationwide, may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes...
RECALL: Potential Foreign Matter (Metal) in Empire Kosher Natural Chicken Breasts Boneless & Skinless
We have been made aware that Empire Kosher Natural Chicken Breasts Boneless & Skinless (Barcode# 029615) product with date code SELL BY NOV 17—sold ONLY in our CO, LA, NM, OK, and TX stores—is part of the Empire Kosher Poultry Inc. Recall and may be contaminated with pieces of metal...
PRODUCT ALERT: Potential Listeria in Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with Chicken (only in AZ, CA, NV, UT)
We have been made aware by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw and Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat (SKU# 50286) – sold only in our Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah stores – that product with code dates USE BY 10/10 through 10/13 contained ingredients provided by Mann Packing, and therefore may have had the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes...
RECALL: Potential Listeria in Kohlrabi Salad Blend
We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Kohlrabi Salad Blend (SKU#58614) that product with the date codes Best Before: OCT14 2017, OCT15 2017 and OCT16 2017, sold in stores nationwide, may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
RECALL: Undeclared Soy Lecithin in Chicken Breakfast Sausages (only in CT, D.C., DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, No.VA & VT)
We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Chicken Breakfast Sausage (SKU# 046618) —sold only in our CT, D.C., DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, No.VA & VT stores—that the product may contain soy lecithin, which is not listed in the ingredients.
RECALL: Undeclared Peanuts & Tree Nuts in CLIF® BUILDER'S® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor
We have been alerted that our supplier of CLIF® BUILDER'S® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor is initiating a voluntary recall of product with lot codes 05APR16MX through 23APR18MX (where "X" represents the number 3 or 6), due to the possible presence of undeclared peanuts and tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts...
RECALL: Potential Listeria in Grainless Granola
We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Grainless Granola (SKU# 56307) that product with BEST BY date codes from 032818 through 041018—sold only in our AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, D.C., DE, LA, MA, MD, ME, NH, NM, NJ, NV, NY, OK, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA and VT stores—has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes...
RECALL: Potential Foreign Matter (Metal) in Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream
We are voluntarily recalling all lot codes of Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream because of the potential presence of small metal pieces in the product...
RECALL: Undeclared Peanuts in a Single Lot of Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream
We have been alerted by our supplier of Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream (UPC 070934990609) that product with the code “LOT 090-17” may contain peanuts, which are not listed in the ingredients.