Grocery chain Trader Joe's has recalled its raw cashew pieces over the possibility that one lot of the product could be contaminated with Salmonella.
While no sicknesses have been reported, the chain is urging anyone who purchased a packet of raw cashew pieces that contains the code "BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4" to avoid eating it and return it for a full refund or throw it away.
The possibly contaminated lot was distributed to stores in 30 states, and the District of Columbia: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
However, the chain's recall affects all sales of raw cashew pieces, the company said in a recall announcement: "Out of an abundance of caution, all lots of Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces have been removed from store shelves and their sale has been suspended while we investigate this matter."
Anyone with questions can call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626-599-3817 from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. PT from Monday through Friday or email the company at http://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/product-feedback.
For more information, visit the Trader Joe's recall page.