Trader Joe’s Company, headquartered in Monrovia, CA, has issued a recall for certain products containing cotija cheese due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This organism can cause severe infections, particularly in vulnerable populations such as young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems. While healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms, Listeria infection can lead to serious complications including miscarriage and stillbirths in pregnant women.
The recall follows a recent action by Rizo-López Foods, Inc., the manufacturer of the cotija cheese used in these products, who initiated a recall of dairy items, including cotija cheese, on February 5, 2024. Trader Joe’s is recalling all codes of the affected products listed below, which were manufactured with cotija cheese:
These recalled products were distributed nationwide through Trader Joe’s stores.
As of now, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled items are urged to discard them immediately or return them to any Trader Joe’s store for a full refund.
Trader Joe’s emphasizes its commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its customers and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this recall. For further information or inquiries, consumers can contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626-599-3817 during business hours.