Trader Joe’s Recalls Cashews Due To Salmonella Food Poisoning Risk

Consumers are encouraged to thoroughly clean any surfaces the recalled Trader Joe cashews contacted, to prevent the spread of salmonella.

Concerns over the risk of salmonella food poisoning has led to the recall of low-sodium cashews sold in Trader Joe’s stores across the country.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the Trader Joes Cashew recall on March 18, instructing consumers to immediately stop eating the affected cashews, and to discard any remaining products to prevent the spread of salmonella. The agency indicated the salmonella was detected during routine testing.

Salmonella food poisoning may result in diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, which typically lasts between four and seven days. However, in rare circumstances the infection can even spread throughout the blood stream and cause arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

While no illnesses have yet been reported in connection with the Trader Joe’s recall, officials warn that exposure to the contaminated cashews may pose serious risks of those with a weakened immune system, such as young children, the elderly, and pregnant women.

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Trader Joes Cashew Recall

The recalled cashews were sold in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state. They can be identified by the country of origin on the packaging, which is either India or Vietnam. Consumers can also look for the lot number printed on the back panel of the plastic pouches.

The recall affects Trader Joes Nuts – 50% Less Sodium Roasted & Salted Whole Cashews with lot numbers being T12139, T12140, T12141, T12142, and best by dates ranging from February 21, 2025 through March 10, 2025. They were sold through Trader Joe’s by Wenders LLC of Dublin, California.

Consumers are advised to stop eating these products immediately, dispose of them, and thoroughly disinfect any containers, surface areas, or utensils that the products may have come in direct contact with to prevent the spread of salmonella. Consumers can also return these products to the distributor for a full refund.

For more information on the recalled products, consumers can contact Wenders LLC, at foodsafety@wendersllc.com

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