Soybeans Recalled for Possible Foodborne Illness


Company Announcement Date:
December 16, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
December 16, 2020
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Vegetable Protein Product
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Tesoros Trading Company
Brand Name:
Trader Joe’s
Product Description:
Frozen Lightly Salted Edamame

Company Announcement

Tesoro’s Trading Co. from Las Vegas, NV is recalling certain codes of frozen “Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled “Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame” were sold at Trader Joe’s retail stores only in the Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Utah regions. All affected product has been removed from sale and destroyed.

The product comes in a 16 ounce plastic package and is stamped on the back bottom portion of the package with lots below. Press is being reissued to include 1 additional lot.

22LA102 M
22LA102 N
22LA102 P
22LA080 B

The company has removed the affected lots from distribution as the FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.

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