Before you start working on that next recipe, check your refrigerator!  A recall was just issued by Trader Joe's and impacts stores in Illinois, IowaMinnesota, Wisconsin, and many others throughout the United States.


Product Sold at Popular Trader Joe's Stores Just Recalled

Trader Joe's, which has stores in 42 states, alerted the public on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024, about a recall for a product sold in its stores.  Below are the details shared on their website regarding the latest product recall:

      • PRODUCT NAME: Infinite Herbs Organic Basil
      • PRODUCT DETAILS:  Sold in 2.5 ounce packages between February 1st, 2024 and April 6th, 2024.
      • UPC: 8 18042 02147 7
      • RECALL ISSUED: APRIL 17th, 2024
      • LOCATIONS WHERE PRODUCT WAS SOLD:  AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, Washington DC, and WI stores.
      • REASON FOR RECALL: The product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

What Are The Symptoms of a Salmonella Infection?

According to Mayo Clinic, the symptoms vary quite a bit for a salmonella infection.  You could either have zero symptoms or...the works.  And by "the works", I mean diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps after being exposed.  It takes about 8 to 72 hours after that exposure for those symptoms to show up so while you wait, just get the toilet paper stocked, you know, just in case.  Severe dehydration could happen as a result and some cases of infection can lead to life-threatening complications.

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What To Do If You Have The Recalled Trader Joe's Product

According to the Trader Joe's website, you are being asked to discard or return the product to a Trader Joe's store for a refund.  If you have any additional questions, you can reach out to Trader Joe's Customer Relations at 626-599-3817.

For more information about this recall, check out the entire recall at the Trader Joe's website.

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