On August 22, 2023, Trader Joe’s publicized the recall of its Texas Tamale Company Gourmet Black Bean Tamales, marked with UPC# 717725000580. These tamales, available in nine states including Alabama and Texas, are labeled with a ‘best before’ date of June 19, 2025, and a Lot code of 17023. They are being pulled due to undeclared milk ingredients.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a cautionary statement on August 25, warning that those who have a milk allergy or severe sensitivity could be at risk of a significant or even fatal allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Trader Joe’s reports that no adverse health events related to this product have come to their attention thus far. The company has removed the affected tamales from store shelves and is advising customers to either dispose of the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s location for a full refund.
For any concerns or queries, customers can reach out to Trader Joe’s Customer Relations from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT, Monday to Friday, or via email.
This latest recall marks a concerning trend for the grocery chain, as it is the sixth such event in just under six weeks. Here’s a brief overview of the other recalls:
- July 10: A recall was initiated for Trader Joe’s Unexpected Broccoli Cheddar Soup due to possible insect contamination. The soup was sold in multiple states, including California and Florida.
- July 21: The company announced recalls for two varieties of cookies—Almond Windmill Cookies and Dark Chocolate and Almond Cookies—over concerns of potential rocky contaminants. The affected sell dates were from October 17 to October 21.
- July 28: Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Falafel was also recalled due to the risk of rock contamination. The falafel was available in a range of states, including but not limited to New York and Colorado.
- August 17: The chain notified its customers via email that it had recalled its Multigrain Crackers with Sunflower and Flax Seeds. These products, with ‘best if used by’ dates ranging from March 1, 2024, to March 5, 2025, were pulled due to the potential presence of metal fragments.
This series of recalls puts a spotlight on quality control concerns for the popular grocery chain, urging both the company and consumers to exercise heightened vigilance.
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