Nowadays, everybody is hopping on the ‘adulting’ trend. From teenagers to adults, everybody! Trying to hop onto this trend, Trader Joe’s did something similar, but it went kind of wrong. They did “adulteration” instead of “adulting,” and customers weren’t pleased.
Trader Joe’s is almost everybody’s go-to option to get groceries. It’s got a variety of items, which are both of good quality and taste. But recently, a health alert has been issued for a chicken salad at Trader Joe’s.
According to the alert, the issue seems to be regarding the salad dressing. The salad dressing was observed containing hard fragments or chunks of plastic. This contamination of an edible product at Trader Joe’s was a major concern for several customers.
The salad in focus is Trader Joe’s Crunchy Slaw with Chicken. The product seems to have a use-by date of March 12, and thus, the alert was issued to prevent people from getting faced with a health hazard.
The alert said, “The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspected establishment received notification from their salad dressing supplier that the salad dressing, which the FDA regulates, may contain hard plastic.”
It further said, “The establishment then notified FSIS of the issue. FSIS and FDA are coordinating on this issue. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.”
If you have this salad at your place, check the label for this information:- “Trader Joe’s CRUNCHY SLAW with Chicken, Crispy Noodles & Peanut Dressing,” 12-ounce plastic tray packages and a use-by date of 03/09/22, 03/10/22, 03/11/22, or 03/12/22.
If your salad matches the above label information, refrain from consuming the product. As said in the alert, “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
It might’ve been an unintended mistake but turned out to be a harmful one. Hence, I advise you to be careful while buying products and thoroughly check their quality, ingredients used, etc.