Trader Joe’s is recalling packages of raw walnuts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria that can cause illness and sometimes death in young children, frail or the elderly, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this afternoon, March 17.
Trader Joe’s said the recalled walnuts were distributed in Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. Trader Joe’s operates a store in the Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering, and in the 7700 block of Montgomery Road in the Cincinnati area.
The potential for contamination was discovered by routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in certain packages of Trader Joe’s raw walnuts. To date, Trader Joe’s has not received any complaints of illness related to the recalled products. For a list of UPC codes and “best by” dates affected by the recall, go to Traderjoes.com.
Healthy people who contract Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea which may be bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, it can cause an infection in the bloodstream.
Customers who have purchased any of the recalled walnut products should throw the products away or return them to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions can contact Trader Joe’s customer relations at (626) 599-3817.