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Trader Joe's Recalls Frozen Dinner

The product could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, health officials in the U.S. and Canada said.

A Trader Joe's product was recalled for the third time this year. 

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Monday announced that Aliya’s Foods Limited, one of Trader Joe's producers, will recall boxes of the "Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice” line, the Huffington Post reported.

Aliya's will recall 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice imported from Canada because the food may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product is sold in a 12.5-ounce box.

About 240 cartons of the butter chicken have been distributed to stores along the East Coast, but none to the Montrose location or any others in California. Nineteen cartons of the product are on hold at a distribution center, Food and Safety News reported.

"Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns," according to the USDA. "Less commonly, persons without these risk factors can be affected.

"Listeriosis can cause fever, headache, neck stiffness, and muscle aches, often preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms."

In September, Trader Joe's announced a voluntary recall of peanut butter products because of possible salmonella contamination. The retailer also pulled several chicken salad and onion products from shelves in July due to the risk of Listeria contamination.

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ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 06, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Current score: Nestle 1, Trader Joes 2.

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