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January 11, 2001

Langostino Tails (Product of Chile) Recalled in 8 States

Needham, MA (SafetyAlerts) - Trader Joe’s East has announced it is recalling all codes of its Trader Joe’s 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 Joe’s retail stores in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.

Trader Joe’s 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 Joe’s 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 Joe’s store for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at (781) 433-0182 x103, or write to Trader Joe’s Company, 938R Highland Ave., Needham Heights, MA 02494.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers January 11, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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