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Wonderful Co. recalls pistachios because of link to Salmonella outbreak; Trader Joe’s brand included

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The Wonderful Co. is recalling its pistachios packaged under the brands Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Trader Joe’s that were distributed nationwide in the U.S. and Canada because they have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that stretches from the Pacific to Atlantic. The Wednesday recall marks the fourth pistachio recall this year because of Salmonella… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s cashews recalled because of Salmonella risk

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Heritage International (USA) Inc. of Compton, Calif., is voluntarily recalling one lot of Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces with the following code: “BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4” because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall involves only one production lot. The recalled cashew pieces are packaged in 16-ounce, clear, non-resealable plastic bags with a barcode number of… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s Recalls Triple Ginger Brew for Faulty Bottle Problem

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Trader Joe’s of Monrovia, CA has voluntary issued a recall of all Triple Ginger Brew (SKU 51857) for codes purchased from Nov. 9, 2015  through Dec. 14, 2015  due to reports of unopened bottles potentially bursting. Although the Triple Ginger Brew does not pose a health risk if consumed, all product has been removed from store… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s Recalls Triple Ginger Brew After Some Unopened Bottles Reportedly Burst

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Trader Joe’s of Monrovia, CA, is issuing a voluntary recall of all codes purchased from 11/9/15 through 12/14/15 of Triple Ginger Brew (SKU 51857) due to reports of unopened bottles potentially bursting. Although the ginger brew does not pose a health risk if consumed, all product has been removed from store shelves and destroyed, the… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Alleges High Arsenic Levels in Some California Wines

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A lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court claims that some California wines tested for inorganic arsenic contain higher-than-allowable levels. The complaint lists four individual plaintiffs and names as defendants Trader Joe’s, which sells some of the wines that were tested, and about two dozen California wineries, including some well-known names such as Beringer, Fetzer, and… Continue Reading

Trader Joe’s Recalls Raw Walnuts Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled walnuts were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. The products are packaged in clear plastic bags with the UPC Codes printed on the back. For the Raw California Walnut products, the “BEST BY” dates and Lot… Continue Reading

FDA: Plant Inspections Reveal Salmonella

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Environmental samples taken in July by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors at two different locations within the nSpired Natural Foods Inc. nut butter manufacturing facility in Ashland, OR, tested positive for Salmonella, according to agency inspection reports. The samples were taken at a bakery “during the manufacturing of dried pasteurized almonds lot 5461,”… Continue Reading

Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened

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Six brands of peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The recall, announced Tuesday, includes peanut and almond butter products sold by Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and… Continue Reading

Auditor Gave Positive Food Safety Reviews to Farms Later Linked to Outbreaks

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The third-party food safety auditor that gave a passing review to Jensen Farms just weeks before its cantaloupe caused a deadly Listeria outbreak in 2011 also gave a positive audit to the farm that shipped romaine lettuce implicated in a more recent E. coli outbreak tied to Trader Joe’s branded salads, according to documents obtained… Continue Reading

‘Made in USA’ Advocate Wants Court to Order Trader Joe’s to Comply With COOL

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Joel D. Joseph, chairman of the Los Angeles-based Made in USA Foundation, announced Tuesday that he wants a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit he filed in April against Trader Joe’s over country-of-origin labeling (COOL). Joseph claims Trader Joe’s labeling of fresh meat and produce is misleading and confusing, and he’s filed the lawsuit on behalf… Continue Reading