If you shop at Trader Joe’s and love to buy raw walnuts, you might want to make sure the kind you have aren’t the raw walnuts that are posing a threat of salmonella sickness. The Trader Joe’s walnuts that have been recalled, according to Yahoo Health, are those Trader Joe’s walnuts found in bags that include walnut baking pieces, walnut halves, and regular walnut pieces.
The raw California walnuts that are a part of the recall can be seen in the above photo, with the “Trader Joe’s Nuts” branding on the 16-ounce and 12-ounce packages of “Raw California Walnut Pieces,” “Raw California Walnut Halves & Piece,” “Raw California Walnut Baking Pieces,” “Raw California Premium Walnut Halves” and the “Trader Joe’s Organic Raw Walnut Halves & Pieces” as the five walnut products that are a part of the recall.
The Food and Drug Administration published a press released titled “Trader Joe’s Recalls Raw Walnuts Because of Possible Health Risk” that lists the exact Trader Joe’s recalled raw walnuts UPC numbers, “best by” dates, lot numbers and product descriptions to help consumers figure out if they have the affected products in their homes. According to the FDA, the risk for contaminated nuts was discovered by a firm unrelated to Trader Joe’s — one that uncovered the salmonella risk during routine testing. As a result of the test’s findings, Trader Joe’s took all of the walnut products listed above off of their shelves and stopped selling them, as the FDA and related contractor look into the issue. As of this writing, no one has reported any symptoms of sickness to the Trader Joe’s Company as a result of eating walnuts — but the firm decided to pull the product from shelves out of an overabundance of safety precaution.
Those who discover they do have the raw walnuts are being advised to throw them away or take them to any Trader Joe’s store to receive all their money back. Concerned folks can also contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00AM to 6:00PM PST] if they have any questions about the walnut recall.
As reported by the Inquisitr, a recent recall also affected Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, whereby the company did receive complaints from consumers about possible metal fragments being found in the mac and cheese dinners. That recall affect approximately 6 million boxes of the Kraft Food Groups popular product.
[Image via Trader Joe’s]