Trader Joe’s Is Recalling One of Its Popular Soup Items Due to Undeclared Allergens
If you’re planning a Trader Joe’s run before the holidays, there’s one item you should cross off your grocery list. Over the weekend, the Monrovia, California-based grocery chain recalled a batch of its Chicken & Vegetable Wonton Soup due to concerns the product may contain undeclared allergens.
In the email to its customers, Trader Joe’s explained that affected 10.75-ounce containers of Trader Ming’s Chicken & Vegetable Wonton Soup could contain “undeclared shrimp and pork, that could pose a serious risk for those with a shrimp allergy.”
The soup’s manufacturer notified the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) after receiving a complaint from a customer who had found both shrimp and pork in the soup. As a result, the FSIS and Trader Joe’s are urging customers to discard the product or return it to the store for a refund.
Affected products, which are labeled with SKU #96782 and lot code 31FA322, were sold in Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, southern California, southern Nevada, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
So far, no customers have reported illness after consuming the soup. But if you’re concerned that you ate affected Chicken & Vegetable Wonton Soup and you’re not feeling well, contact your healthcare provider right away. And while you’re checking your freezer for the recalled TJ’s product, check your fridge for recalled Minute Maid juice and your pantry for these Kroger baked goods, which were pulled from store shelves after a recall in November.
If you have questions, you can contact Trader Joe’s customer relations Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST at 626-599-3817 or email them. Alternatively, you can contact the product supplier at 909-930-5989 or email email@example.com.