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: 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.
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"...