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Trader Joe's Recalls Salad Blend Over Listeria Fears

Trader Joe’s has recalled one of its popular salad blends over fears it may be contaminated with listeria.

Trader Joe’s announced the recall of its Kohlrabi Salad Blend on Thursday. It said a supplier of the salad blend warned it could be contaminated with a  bacteria that can cause food poisoning and other dangerous health problems.

The recall affects Kohlrabi Salad Blend bags labeled with a “Best Before” date of Oct. 14, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16, 2017.

Anyone who purchased the product with the specific date codes is advised not to eat it and to throw it away or return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

Trader Joe’s says it has removed the affected product from store shelves.

No illnesses from the product have been reported to date.

Listeria can cause high fever, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women, and sometimes fatal infections in people with compromised immune systems.

Customers with questions can call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, or contact them via an online form.

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