Trader Joe’s Issues Product Recall & Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Cinnamon Almonds
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 12, 2015 — Monrovia, CA — Trader Joe’s Company is recalling all lot codes of its 16 ounce packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds were distributed nationwide in Trader Joe’s retail stores. The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic package marked with UPC # 00761437 on the back of the package.
The recall was initiated after peanuts were discovered in packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the supplier’s production and packaging processes. All product has been removed from store shelves. Sale of this product has been suspended.
To date, Trader Joe’s has received one report of an allergic reaction potentially linked to this product.
Customers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds and have a sensitivity to peanuts are urged to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626-599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00AM to 6:00 PM PST].
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* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438079.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.629.7263.