The mega recall stemming from CRF Frozen Foods has been stunningly far-reaching. You’d almost think they were the sole manufacturer of frozen vegetables, the way it’s found its way into over 350 products. But the branch of this recall that hurts the most has to be Trader Joe’s.
Usually Trader Joe’s is as close to a party as grocery shopping ever gets. I know I’m not the only one who thinks so. That’s why its involvement in this mess is such a bummer. And who doesn’t have Trader Joe’s something in their freezer these days?
Trader Joe’s Vegetable Fried Rice (SKU/Bar code 00521482), all lot/date codes
Trader Joe’s Chicken Fried Rice (SKU/Bar code 00332514), all lot/date codes
Trader Joe’s Organic Super Sweet Cut Corn (SKU/Bar code 00299633) with the following lot codes:
- 6180 03237xx (xx is a placeholder for hours of production — all apply)
- 6180 03247xx
- 6180 06287xx
- 6180 06297xx
- 6180 06307xx
- 6180 07137xx
- 6180 08117xx
- 6180 08127xx
- 6180 08137xx
Trader Joe’s Organic Peas (SKU/Bar code 00496636)
Trader Joe’s Petite Peas (SKU/Bar code 00122689)
Trader Joe’s Organic Whole Green Beans (SKU/Bar code 00169219)
Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Florets (SKU/Bar code 00542784)
Trader Joe’s Organic Foursome (SKU/Bar code 00908672)
By the way, this is in addition to a couple other Trader Joe’s recalls, unrelated to the frozen food recall:
- Trader Joe’s Kale & Edamame Salad (SKU 96711) with use-by dates May 5, 2016 through May 14, 2016, sold only in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin
- Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat, Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries, and a Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette (SKU 50286) with use-by dates from May 2 through May 7, sold only in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah
There. It’s over. For now. I have some tissues if any of you need some. Basically throw out everything in your freezer today, just to be safe. I’m not even kidding. Good thing summer produce is coming soon.