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Trader Joe’s, a California-based specialty grocery chain, is voluntarily recalling its
Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product involved in this recall was distributed at Trader Joe’s stores nationally and carry the following information: UPC 82818, Use by Dates/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1. They were manufactured by Bloomfield Bakery, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.

Production has been suspended while the FDA and Bloomfield Bakery continue to investigate.

To this date no illnesses have been reported in association with the recalled product.

Salmonella is frequently the culprit behind food-borne illnesses. Symptoms of infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, and generally appear within 12 hours to 72 hours of eating tainted food. Infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely than others to develop severe illness.

Consumers are urged to return the tainted products with specified date codes to any Trader Joe’s store for a refund.

Call Trader Joe’s for more information at (626) 599-3817.

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