LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Trader Joe’s recall notice for Southwest Salad is striking Southern California today. There is nothing wrong with the product. Rather the problem is erroneous labeling. The FDA confirms that the recall has been issued because soy is not listed in the ingredients and should have been indicated.
The Trader Joe’s recall was confirmed in a news statement late yesterday by the distributor of the salad and the FDA. The distributor is out of Fontana. “World Class Distribution of Fontana, California is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Trader Joe’s Southwest Salad (SKU 56077) with a ‘Use by Date 11/2/13’, because it may not list soy in the ingredients,” the FDA tell news.
No persons have reported medical problems from the labeling error. “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.”.
No other Trade Joe’s products nor salads are under recall today. “The recall affects only Trader Joe’s Southwest Salads bearing the USE BY Date 11/2/13 packaged in 9 oz. plastic clamshell. The Use by Date is printed on the front label to the right.”
But this lot was shipping to California. In total roughly two thousand salads were shipped with the soy-missing label. “The 1,861 salads possibly affected were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Texas. No other lots, products or stores are affected.” Officials tell news that you can return the product to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. For more click HERE.