FDA warns – Trader Joe’s Nuts 50% Less Sodium Roasted & Salted Whole Cashews recalled due to potential trace of Salmonella

According to the FDA, a number of production lots of Trader Joe’s Nuts – 50% Less Sodium Roasted & Salted Whole Cashews – has been recalled by Wenders LLC, of Dublin, California, due to concerns of a possible Salmonella contamination.

While healthy individuals who become infected with the organism typically experience short-lived symptoms like fever, (possibly bloody) diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and pain of the abdomen, the infection could turn serious and potentially fatal in those with weakened immune systems, including young children and elderly people. Rare cases of Salmonella, especially those in which the organism enters the bloodstream, may result in more advanced illnesses that include “arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”

Announced by Wenders LLC on March 17, 2024, the recall covers products that were sold at Trader Joe’s locations across the following U.S. states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Consumers may be able to identify the product (SKU Number 37884), packaged in a plastic pouch, by its “country of origin” (India or Vietnam), and a specific “Lot No:,” which can be found on the back panel. Only products under the following production lot codes and corresponding “best before” dates are covered by the recall:

  • Lot #T12139, Best Before Date: Feb 21, 2025
  • Lot #T12140, Best Before Date: Mar 01, 2025
  • Lot #T12141, Best Before Date: Mar 08, 2025
  • Lot #T12142, Best Before Date: Mar 10, 2025

Officials say the took action after routine testing conducted by the FDA during the import process demonstrated that at least one of the lots was positive for the organism.

While Wenders LLC has not received any reports of related illnesses to date, anyone who may have purchased an affected product is asked to refrain from consuming the item. Consumers are encouraged to take the product back to the point of purchase to receive a total refund. Further questions may be directed to the company via email at foodsafety@wendersllc.com.


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