Trader Joe’s Mild Salsa and Balela Recalls
|Date:||July 27, 2012|
|What:||Trader Joe’s Mild Salsa and Balela|
|Why:||Listeria monocytogenes contamination|
|Scope:||Trader Joe’s stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Southern Virginia|
Simmering Soup of Atlanta, Georgia is initiating a recall of Trader Joe’s brand of Mild Salsa and Balela because the products contain diced onions that are the subject of a recall by Gills Onions due to possible contamination with 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.
|Mild Salsa 16 ounce||08/09||082584||00285841|
|Balela 8 ounce||07/31||068306||00683067|
The recalled Trader Joe’s Mild Salsa and Balela, packaged in translucent plastic cups with snap on lids, were shipped between July 25 -26, 2012 to Trader Joe’s stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and southern region of Virginia.
None of these products have tested positive for Listeria and no illnesses have been reported to date.
This recall was initiated when the company was notified by FreshPoint Atlanta, which uses Gills Whole Peeled Onions for further processing to produce diced onions purchased by Simmering Soup Atlanta. Listeria was found in the facility in which the Gills Whole Peeled Onions were processed.
Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume it and should destroy, discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Simmering Soup by email to email@example.com or by telephone (401) 225-1288, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.