The company was notified notified by one of their suppliers that an ingredient used in the granola may be contaminated, according to a recall notice issued Wednesday by Trader Joe’s.
Affected products include:
- Trader Joe’s Grainless Granola, 8-ounce, SKU number 56307, lot codes 087, 088, 096 and 100, and best-by dates of 032818, 032918, 040618 and 041018
- Wildway Apple Cinnamon Grain-free Granola, 8-ounce, UPC number 85866005190, lot code 096 097 and best-by dates of 040618 or 040718
- Wildway Apple Cinnamon Grain-free Granola, 10-ounce, UPC number 864352000015, lot code 097 and best-by date of 040718
- Wildway Banana Nut Grain-free Granola, 8-ounce, UPC number 858660005176, lot codes 089, 096 and 100, and best-by dates of 033018, 040618 and 041018
- Wildway Coconut Cashew Grain-free Granola, 8-ounce UPC number 858660005183, lot codes 090, 096 and 101, and best-by dates of 103117, 110617 and 111117
- Wildway Coconut Cashew Grain-free Granola, 10-ounce, no UPC number provided, lot codes 090, 096 and 102, and best-by dates of 103117, 110617 and 111117
- Wildway Vanilla Bean Espresso Grain-free Granola, 8-ounce, UPC number 858660005206, lot codes 089 and 090
If you purchased any of these products you should not eat them, and either throw them away or take them back to Trader Joe’s for a refund.
To date, no listeria infections have been associated with this recall. However, it can take up to 70 days for symptoms of the illness to appear, according to an FDA recall announcement.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause severe infections in children, the elderly, and others with compromised immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Source: FOX 13