We love our Trader Joe’s cashews — healthy, delicious and inexpensive. Cashews are a good source of minerals, containing 31% of the daily recommended value for copper, which is necessary for healthy hair, among other things. The nuts also packing a whopping 23% manganese, 20% magnesium and 17% phosphorus and 12% vitamin K. But if you are buying yours from Trader Joe’s they could also be packing possible salmonella contamination, according to this recent Trader Joe’s Recall announcement.
The warning only concerns certain packages of Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces — raw nuts grown in Oregon and Washington and sold in 16-ounce non-resealable bags that have the barcode number 00505154 and a best before code of 07.17.2016TF4.
Though grown in Oregon and Washington, the cashews were also distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
Trader Joe’s has removed them from shelves, so you only need to check your bags if bought previous to the announcement. “Out of an abundance of caution, all lots of Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces have been removed from store shelves and their sale has been suspended while we investigate this matter,” the company explains in their on-site recall announcement.
No illnesses have been reported, but if you purchased a bag with the above barcodes, be sure to trash them or return them to Trader Joe’s for a refund.
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