On February 19, 2010, Trader Joe’s Co. of Monrovia, California, announced a voluntary recall expansion of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars to include all code dates due to a potential of Salmonella contamination.
The contaminated granola bars were sold at Trader Joe’s stores nationwide and are supplied in a 7.4-oz. box (SKU 82818).
Salmonella can cause serious and potentially fatal infections in children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. In others, Salmonella infection can cause abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, and vomiting, and in some cases could lead to arthritis, endocarditis, or arterial infection.
Customers are urged to return the recalled product to any Trader Joe’s store for a full refund. The company can be contacted at 626-599-3817.