Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers about a recall of some Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The bars distributed to Trade Joe’s nationally are marked with UPC 82818, Use by Dates/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1. The products being recalled are manufactured by Bloomfield Bakery, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. The bars come in a 7.4 oz box marked on the top with Use by/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Customers who purchased the recalled granola bars should return them to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Questions should be directed to the company Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST at (626) 599-3817.