Trader Joe’s Recalls Chicken & Rice Dish

Puffed Rice Cereal
Trader Joe’s has announced the recall one of its popular frozen chicken and rice dishes due to possible listeria contamination. Listeria can cause food poisoning.

No illnesses have been reported so far, according to Trader Joe’s.

The recall includes 12.5-ounce boxes of Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice that have the product code “2012-10-31” and the lot code “30512” on the package. Also, the USDA has published a list of stores where the chicken was sold.

The products were made in Canada and sold at Trader Joe’s in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

If you have the recalled meal in your freezer, do not eat it; either throw it out or return it to Trader Joe’s for a refund.

Listeria infection can cause fever, headache, neck stiffness, and muscle aches, often preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. It’s particularly risky for older adults, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and newborns.