• The FDC is advising consumers of possible salmonella contamination
  • Trader Joe's is issuing refunds
  • What to do if you've purchased the product

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Doesn't it seem like health officials warn us about processed food every time we turn around? We're constantly bombarded with information about the health effects of eating overly processed foods laden with preservatives, salt, sugar, and chemical additives.

Recall by FDA over possible salmonella contamination
Trader Joe's issued this voluntary recall due to possible salmonella conta Canva

If you're not already nervous about eating processed food, there's one more reason to pay attention right now. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers that Trader Joe's has issued a voluntary recall of one of its products.

Check Your Pantry for this Trader Joe's Product

Trader Joe's 50% Less Sodium Roasted & Salted Whole Cashews is being recalled due to potential salmonella contamination. Right now, the public has been altered as a precaution because routine testing by the FDA has revealed the presence of salmonella in certain production lots.

Recall by FDA over possible salmonella contamination

Salmonella contamination is a bacterium we most often hear about in undercooked chicken and eggs. It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system.

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Salmonella symptoms can include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, and they are not to be taken lightly.

Recall by FDA over possible salmonella contamination

The affected cashews were sold in multiple states, including Arizona. The product manufacturer, Wenders LLC, identified the problem.

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Recall by FDA over possible salmonella contamination

Check your products for the following lot numbers and best-before dates:

  • Lot Number: T12139 | Best Before: Feb 21, 2025
  • Lot Number: T12140 | Best Before: Mar 01, 2025
  • Lot Number: T12141 | Best Before: Mar 08, 2025
  • Lot Number: T12142 | Best Before: Mar 10, 2025

Consumers who have purchased these lots are urged to return them to any Trader Joe's store for a full refund.

Recall by FDA over possible salmonella contamination

For more information about this product recall, contact the manufacturer by email, Wenders LLC foodsafety@wendersllc.com

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