As a big fan of the Trader Joe’s grocery chain, and someone who has two boxes of this product sitting in my pantry at the moment, I wanted to pass along a RECALL ALERT from Trader Joe’s regarding their Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars. Here is the news release from their website:
February 10, 2010
To our valued customers: We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars that there is a possibility that product with Use by Dates/ Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10HI may cause a serious food-borne illness. As a precaution, all of the product has been removed from sale and has been destroyed. To date, we have received no reports of illness related to this product. If you purchased any Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars with the specified code dates, please do no eat them. Please return the product (full or empty) to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund or dispose of it.
At Trader Joe’s, there is nothing more important to us than the safety of or our customers and crew, and the quality of our products. We apologize for the inconvenience.