Trader Joe's shoppers have a couple of new items to choose from amongst the aisles from drinks to snacks. One item won't be available, though, due to a threat of illness.
The lemony Arugula Basil Salad Kit sold at stores nationwide is that the subject of a new recall, the grocery chain and therefore the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.
In an alert posted to its website on May 27 and on the FDA's list of recalls, Trader Joe's says that 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 sole ingredients on the 9.75-ounce packaging include arugula, carrots, almonds, and parmesan cheese with a basil lemon vinegarette.
We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe's Lemony Arugula Basil Salad Kit (SKU# 66293) that product with a BEST IF USED BY date code of JUNE 2, 2022 may contain undeclared egg and wheat," the grocery chain outlines within the alert.
If you bought any Lemony Arugula Basil Salad Kit with the affected code and have an egg or wheat allergy, please don't eat it. We urge you to discard the merchandise or return it to any Trader Joe's for a full refund.
No information about how the difficulty was discovered is mentioned, but Trader Joe's does state that there are no reports about any illnesses or allergic reactions and that all the potentially affected bags of salad are no longer available for purchase.