Heads up, T.J.'s lovers. Your freezers might not be safe — from recalled food.
If you're a big fan of Trader Joe's, you might have some recalled food in your fridge and freezer. Earlier this week the FDA issued a recall for a whole assortment of Trader Joe's and other frozen vegetables (some from Costco).
The recall specifies "listeria monocytogenes" as the health risk that sparked the recall. This particular organism "can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems." The affected peas, broccoli, vegetable medleys, and more will have certain product codes.
Recalled products include:
Trader Joe's Organic Peas (SKU/Barcode 00496636)
Trader Joe's Petite Peas (SKU/Barcode 00122689)
Trader Joe's Organic Whole Green Beans (SKU/Barcode 00169219)
Trader Joe's Broccoli Florettes (SKU/Barcode 00542784)
Trader Joe's Organic Foursome (SKU/Barcode 00908672)
Trader Joe's Super Sweet Cut Corn (SKU/Barcode 00299633)
A broccoli slaw and kale salad may also be compromised with listeria, due to sunflower seeds. Look for "use by" dates from May 2 to May 7.
You can check the whole list of recalled vegetables on the FDA's website. Trader Joe's has asked customers to bring back any recalled vegetables for a full refund.