Trader Joe’s Recalls Gourmet Black Bean Tamales Over Milk Allergen Concerns
Trader Joe’s, a popular grocery chain, has issued yet another food recall, marking its sixth since July. This time, the recall affects the Texas Tamale Company Gourmet Black Bean Tamales, due to the potential presence of milk allergens in the product.
Although no illnesses have been reported thus far, Trader Joe’s has taken swift action to remove all potentially affected tamales from its store shelves. The recall spans across nine states, including Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico, where the tamales with undeclared milk were sold.
Customers who have purchased these tamales are urged not to consume them and to return them to any Trader Joe’s store for a full refund. The specific product in question is identifiable by its UPC number 717725000580 and a best-before date of June 19, 2025.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this recall was initiated following a consumer complaint about undeclared milk allergens found in the tamale packaging. Taking the matter seriously, Trader Joe’s acted swiftly to address the potential risk to its customers.
The Texas Tamale Company, the manufacturer of the recalled tamales, expressed regret for any inconvenience this recall may have caused and assured customers that they are working diligently to prevent similar incidents in the future.
This is not the first time Trader Joe’s has had to recall products in recent months. Previous recalls include multigrain crackers containing metal, cookies containing rocks, as well as recalls for prepared soup and falafel. The grocery chain has faced increasing scrutiny for these recurring incidents.
Despite these recalls, Trader Joe’s remains a popular choice for many consumers due to its wide array of unique and affordable products. However, these recent incidents highlight the importance for shoppers to remain vigilant and stay updated on product recalls.
As always, consumers are advised to carefully check product labels for any potential allergens and to promptly report any concerns to the FDA or the respective retailer. Trader Joe’s has assured customers that they are committed to maintaining the highest standards of product safety and will continue to work towards ensuring the quality and integrity of their offerings.
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