SAN DIEGO – Trader Joe’s has issued a recall for its raw cashew pieces because they could be contaminated with salmonella.
The supplier of Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces alerted the grocery chain that one specific lot could be tainted. The affected cashews have the following code on the package: “BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4”
The product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
Out of caution the retailer has removed all Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces from store shelves.
Customers who have a package of the cashews with the lot code “BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4″ are encouraged to return them to any Trader Joe’s location for a full refund.
No illnesses have been reported from consuming the cashews.