DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled walnuts were distributed to Trader Joe’s grocery stores nationwide.

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The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in certain packages of Trader Joe’s Raw Walnuts.


Customers are urged not to eat the Walnuts and to dispose of the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

Trader Joe’s removed all lots of these products from store shelves and will suspend sale of these products while FDA and the manufacturers involved continue their investigation into the source of the problem.

According to the California based grocer, the products are packaged in clear plastic bags with the UPC Codes printed on the back. For the Raw California Walnut products, the “BEST BY” dates and Lot Numbers can be found printed on the back of the packages.

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Product: Trader Joe’s Nuts Raw California Walnut Pieces – 16oz
UPC Code: 00373685
BEST BY: 12/2015 Lot Number: GU4345

Product: Trader Joe’s Nuts Raw California Walnut Halves & Pieces – 16oz
UPC Code: 00943338
BEST BY: 12/2015 Lot Number: GU4346; GU4349; GU4356

Product: Trader Joe’s Nuts Raw California Walnut Baking Pieces – 16oz
UPC Code: 00519342
BEST BY: 12/2015 Lot Number: GU4350

Product: Trader Joe’s Nuts Raw California Premium Walnut Halves – 16oz
UPC Code: 00519328
BEST BY: 12/2015 Lot Number: GU4343; GU4344; GU4351; GU4352

Product: Trader Joe’s Organic Raw Walnut Halves & Pieces – 12oz
UPC Code: 00586627 BEST BY: OCT 15 2015; OCT 16 2015; OCT 17 2015; OCT 20 2015; OCT 21 2015; NOV 17 2015; NOV 18 2015; NOV 19 2015; NOV 20 2015; NOV 28 2015; DEC 01 2015

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