Trader Joe's Recalls Tomatoes
Company officials said recall was preemptive and they have not received any complaints of sickness.
Trader Joe's in Parole has recalled some of its tomatoes because company officials said they had been packed on a line that is shared with tomatoes that may have been contaminated.
According to a Trader Joe's release, the recalled tomatoes "may be contaminated with a serious foodborne illness." They said the tomatoes—Splendido Little Tomatoes—have been "removed from sale and destroyed."
Customers have been instructed to return the tomatoes to the store for a refund or throw them out, according to the release.
The tomatoes the company is concerned about are Trader Joe’s Splendido Little Tomatoes (sku 80860), packed on 11 AL 16 and packed on 11 AL 17.
Officials said other tomatoes from Trader Joe's are safe to eat.
The affected tomatoes were sold at Trader Joe's locations throughout Maryland, as well as stores in Washington, D.C., and the Centreville, Reston, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Springfield and Fairfax stores in Virginia.