Listeria Contamination Leads to Trader Joe’s Granola Recall

Trader Joe’s, a famous grocery store brand, has issued a recall for its Grainless Granola as there were concerns about listeria contamination. The batch involved in the recall has a “best by” date within the time period of March 28 to April 10 of 2018. These particular granola products were sold in several states including California.

As of this writing, there have been no reports of any illnesses caused by the possibly contaminated products. It has been reported that all the possibly affected products have already been taken off grocery shelves. If you’ve bought any of the granola items with the “best by” date within the given time period, you’re strongly advised to refrain from eating it. Instead, you can return it to any branch of Trader’s Joe where you will be given a full refund. If you are injured by the product that was served to you that is an even bigger deal. Often people can be food poisoning or even die in a situation like this. We have food poisoning injury lawyers in San Diego on standby for any of these types of situations.

Other Listeria Recalls

It’s not really unusual for various food items to be recalled for listeria concerns. Many other nut and granola products have been recalled at various times throughout the US.

  • Many Wildway products have been recalled nationwide. These include the Vanilla Bean Espresso Grain-free granola and the Apple Cinnamon granola. You can also add the Coconut Cashew grain-free granola and the Banana Nut Grain-free granola to the list.
  • Kroger Co. has expanded the recall for the Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts.
  • Bulletproof 360 has recalled at least 5 Collagen Protein Bar and Bite items.
  • The Nutty Infusion Roasted Almond Butter from Ellyndale Foods (with a “best by” date of February 18) and the Mango Chili Cashew Butter (March 19) has been recalled too.

The Dangers of Listeria

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause serious infections. Among the healthy, the symptoms may include headaches and fever along with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and nausea. But the danger is much greater for those with weaker immune systems, including the elderly and young children. Listeria infections can also cause stillbirths and miscarriages among pregnant women.

The CDC reports that the US sees about 1,600 cases of listeria infections each year. Of those cases, 260 people die on average.

Prevention is better than cure, so it’s in your best interest to make sure that you don’t eat any item that may possibly be contaminated with Listeria. You must comply with any recall order and return the product to the store for a refund.

If you (or any member of your family) gets sick after consuming any food item, your first priority is to get medical help as quickly as possible. Then you should also take steps that no one else in your household will eat the food that you suspect has been contaminated. Separate the food item and if possible you should save it for testing.

Once you have been treated, we urge you to consult a lawyer to evaluate your legal options. If it is feasible, we can file a food poisoning suit against all the responsible parties so that you can get damages to help cover the costs of your medical treatments and any lost income.

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