May Contain Rocks, Insects: Trader Joe’s Issues 2nd, 3rd Product Recalls in a Week

May Contain Rocks, Insects: Trader Joe’s Issues 2nd, 3rd Product Recalls in a Week
People shop at a Trader Joe’s store in lower Manhattan in New York City, on April 18, 2023. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Trader Joe’s has issued its third product recall in just a week, for a product that “may contain rocks.”

It comes after the U.S. grocery store giant issued recalls for two cookie products for also potentially containing rocks, and a separate recall for a soup that “may contain insects.”

The California-based chain, which has some 560 stores across the United States, on July 28 announced that its “Fully Cooked Falafel” (SKU# 93935) “may contain rocks.” The products were being sold in dozens of states and Washington, D.C.

The other states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Falafel. (Trader Joe’s)

The announcement comes just a day after Trader Joe’s said its “Unexpected Broccoli Cheddar Soup” (SKU# 68470) is being recalled as it “may contain insects.” The specific products have use by dates of July 18 to Sept. 15. “No known adverse health effects” had been reported as of July 27.

The seven states affected are California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (pdf).

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Trader Joe’s Unexpected Broccoli Cheddar Soup. (Trader Joe’s)

It comes after Trader Joe’s recalled two cookie products on July 25 because they may contain rocks. The products are its “Almond Windmill Cookies” and “Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies,” with specific sell-by dates affected.

The grocery chain advised customers to not consume the recalled products, and either discard them or return them to Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

Trader Joe’s is privately held by the families that also own Aldi Nord, a German grocer.

It previously recalled in March a frozen fruit product, citing possible hepatitis A contamination.

From The Epoch Times

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