I have no idea what shredded kohlrabi is, but before those of you who do sit down to …indulge… in your next bowl of the stuff, please note that there is a Trader Joe’s recall of its shredded kohlrabi, cabbage, and beets mix. Bags containing this blend from Trader Joe’s, which were distributed nationwide, have been recalled due to the possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes; a foodborne illness that can have potentially deadly complications.
Here’s What To Look For
The products in question are the 10-ounce bags of Trader Joe’s Kohlrabi Salad Blend, which were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. Potentially affected bags are marked with “best before” dates of OCT 14 2017, OCT 15 2017, or OCT 16 2017. Yes, Oct. 17 has passed, but “best before” dates on a package aren’t a hard expiration date.
The Consumerist reports that there have been no reported illnesses from this product and the supplier discovered the potential contamination.
What To Do
If you happen to have this product in your home, Trader Joe’s asks that you either throw it away without eating it or return it to the store for a refund. If you have any questions about the prouct or about the recall, call Trader Joe’s at 626-599-3817 or use the retailer’s email contact form.
Listeria is a potentially deadly pathogen, posing a particular danger to pregnant women and their fetuses, children, people with compromised immune systems, and elderly people. Symptoms of infection can include a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
If you’ve already eaten the product, monitor yourself for symptoms and contact a health care provider if you become sick, especially if you’re in a high-risk group.The bacteria have an incubation period of up to 70 days, meaning it can be in your body for two months or more before making you sick.
If you have any issue with this product, the return, or would simply like to discuss the problem at hand, please reach out to us online or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.