Trader Joe’s No Longer Selling This Salad, FDA Says – Eat This, Not That

Summer is here and Trader Joe shoppers have a handful of new items to choose from in the aisles, from drinks to snacks. An item will not be available, however, due to a threat of illness. The Lemon Arugula and Basil Salad Kit sold in stores nationwide is subject to a new recall, the grocery chain and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have just announced.

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In an alert posted on its website May 27 and on the FDA’s recall list, Trader Joe’s says the supplier of the bagged salad kit recently reported that some may contain egg and wheat – both of which are common allergens – not listed on the label. Instead, the only ingredients on the 9.75-ounce package include arugula, carrots, almonds, and Parmesan cheese with a basil-lemon vinaigrette.

We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Lemony Arugula and Basil Salad Kit (SKU# 66293) this product with a BEST IF USED BY date code from JUNE 2, 2022 may contain undeclared egg and wheat,” the grocery chain states in the alert. “If you purchased a Lemon Arugula and Basil Salad Kit with the affected code and you have an egg or wheat allergy, please do not eat it. We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.”

Courtesy of Trader Joe’s

No information on how the problem was discovered is mentioned, but Trader Joe’s states that no cases of illness or allergic reactions have been reported and that any potentially affected salad bags are no longer available at the store. ‘purchase.

The end of the alert indicates that any customer who has a question about the salad kit recall can call Trader Joe’s customer service or email. For more details on this, click here. Unfortunately, this is not the only item sold in the chain to be recalled recently. If you’ve bought organic strawberries there in the last month, you should be aware of one major warning.

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