Santa Monica Trader Joe’s Recalls Crunchy Salad

SANTA MONICA, CA — Trader Joe’s recalled one of its fresh prepackaged crunchy salads in California and four other states because there may be hard plastic in the dressing, the supermarket chain announced Thursday.

Trader Joe’s said online that the manufacturer of its “Crunchy Slaw With Chicken, Crispy Noodles & Peanut Dressing” said that the dressing could contain bits of hard plastic.

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety and Inspection Service also issued a public health alert Thursday. The alert provided images of the affected product’s label.

Anyone who purchased the salad was urged either to throw it out or return it to the store for a full refund. Affected items contained the establishment number P-6247 inside the USDA mark of inspection and had use-by dates from March 9 to 12.

The salads were sold only in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah, Trader Joe’s said. Trader Joe’s and the USDA added that no injuries were reported from the products and all potentially affected products had been removed from sale.

Consumers can direct questions to Trader Joe’s at 626-599-3817 on weekdays from 6 am to 6 pm PDT or send a message through the company’s website. Consumers can also contact the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-674-6854 or chat livet at Ask USDA from 10 am to 6 pm EDT.

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