Trader Joe’s Recalls Menu Items For Food Poisoning… Again

As Trader Joe’s recalls several items from its food menu, you might wonder what they’re going to do clean up their culinary act since this isn’t the first time something similar has happened.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Trader Joe’s dropped its health insurance for part-time workers.

Back in the fall of 2012, the first Trader Joe’s food recall affected its Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter. The Trader’s Joe product was linked to salmonella infections, which sickened 29 people in 18 states. The peanut butter was pulled from store shelves nationwide and the company issued an advisory warning about the Trader Joe’s recalls.

Only several months later, Trader Joe’s recalled its butter chicken with busmati rice meal. Approximately 240 cartons of the chicken product were imported from Canada and the USDA believed some of the frozen dinners could have been contaminated by listeria, although no illnesses were reported at the time.

But after you read about the history of the Trader Joe’s recalls, you might start to wonder if it’s the customers eating at Trader Joe’s who need to make certain they have health insurance plans. Worse, the latest Trader Joe’s recall affects multiple products using fully cooked chicken or ham.

More than 181,000 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps are affected by a Trader Joe’s recall and the FDA says the products may be contaminated with E. coli. Being infected by E. coli can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps between two to eight days after exposure to the organism. While the last case of contamination didn’t result in any illnesses, this time at least 26 people in three states have become sick between September 29 and October 26.

Two of the effected products are the Trader Joe’s Field Fresh Chopped Salad with grilled chicken and the Mexicali Salad with Chili Lime Chicken. These contaminated products were shipped to distribution centers intended for Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

The USDA has listed all of the contaminated products as having the establishment number “P-34221”:

  • 12 oz. packages of “delish pan pacific chop salad”
  • 13.4 oz. packages of “delish California style grilled chicken salad”
  • 9.9 oz. packages of “delish uncured applewood smoked ham & cheese wrap”
  • 10.5 oz. packages of “delish grilled chicken caesar wrap”
  • 10.9 oz. packages of “delish southwestern chicken wrap”
  • 11.5 oz. packages of “delish greek brand low-calorie grilled chicken wrap”
  • 9.9 oz. packages of “delish white chicken club wrap”
  • 11.2 oz. packages of “delish asian style chicken wrap”
  • 13.4 oz. packages of “atherstone Fine Foods Southwestern Style White Chicken Wrap with Chimichurri Sauce”
  • 10.5 oz. packages of “atherstone Fine Foods Asian Style White Chicken Wrap with Mango Vinaigrette”
  • 9.9 oz. packages of “atherstone Fine Foods Grilled White Chicken Caesar Wrap with Caesar Dressing”
  • 10.7 oz. packages of “super fresh Foods California Grilled Chicken Salad, Low Fat Mendocino Mustard Dressing”
  • 10.7 oz. packages of “Lunch Spot Southwestern Style Chicken Wrap, Chile & Lime Dressing”
  • 9.2 oz. packages of “super fresh Foods Pan Pacific Chopped Chicken Salad, Ginger Soy Dressing”
  • 10.7 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOE’S Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken.”
  • 11 oz. plastic containers of “TRADER JOE’S MEXICALI SALAD with Chili Lime Chicken.”

As Trader Joe’s recalls its food once again, what do you think about buying food from such a place?