January 11, 2001Langostino Tails (Product of
Chile) Recalled in 8 States
MA (SafetyAlerts) - Trader
Joes East has announced it is recalling all codes of its Trader Joes frozen,
cooked and peeled Langostino Tails, Product of Chile, packaged in 16oz. poly bags. The
product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This recall is a result of testing
done after an illness complaint was received.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism
which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly
people, pregnant women and individuals with weakened immune systems. Although healthy
individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea,
abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths
among pregnant women.
The Langostino Tails were sold from
Trader Joes retail stores in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey,
Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
Trader Joes West Coast stores
(California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada) are supplied by another manufacturer
and are not affected by this recall.
Upon notification of the contaminated
sample the product was removed from sale and destroyed. Warehouse inventory is being held
off sale. Trader Joes East will not accept product from the manufacturer until this
problem has been resolved, according to a company statement.
Customers who purchased these
products are urged to return them to any Trader Joes store for a full refund.
Consumers with questions can contact the company at (781) 433-0182 x103, or write to
Trader Joes Company, 938R Highland Ave., Needham Heights, MA 02494.
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