Trader Joe’s Roasted Butternut Squash Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad Recall
|Date:||July 27, 2012|
|What:||Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad|
|Why:||Listeria monocytogenes contamination|
|Scope:||Trader Joe's in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington|
Huxtable's Kitchen is initiating a recall of Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad because the onions used as an ingredient have the potential to be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The products subject to recall are Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa & Wheatberry Salad with use by date of 7/28/2012 and 7/30/2012 packaged in a 9.5 oz. clear plastic container. The use by date is marked on a sticker on the front of the package. The recalled product was distributed from 7/23/12 to 7/26/12 to Trader Joe's stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.
The onions are a product of Gill Onions which initiated a recall of the onions on July 18, 2012, and were supplied to Huxtable's Kitchen. Immediately following notification from Huxtable's Kitchen, Trader Joe's removed affected product from store shelves and destroyed them.
No illnesses have been linked to this recall.
Anyone who has the recalled Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa and Wheatberry Salad in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard it. Consumers with questions may contact Huxtable’s Kitchen at (323) 923-2885, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.