Saturday, March 25, 2023

Shopped at Trader Joe’s or Harris Teeter recently? They’re recalling some items

If you’ve recently shopped at Harris Teeter or Trader Joe’s, you may want to check your fridge or freezer for items that have been recently recalled.

Ready-to-eat meats and poultry products carried by the two grocers are being recalled over concerns of salmonella and listeria monocytogenes, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The products, made by Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. and carried by Harris Teeter and Trader Joe’s, include pizza and burritos made with onions that are being recalled by Bakkavor’s supplier.

The recall is a Class I recall, meaning there is a “reasonable probability” that consuming the products will cause “serious, adverse health consequences or death,” according to the news release.

The items recalled are:

  • Harris Teeter Fresh Food Market Deli-Bakery brand 16 oz. “BBQ Style Chicken Artisan Pizza.” The use by dates range from Jan. 7, 2019 to April 11, 2019.
  • Harris Teeter Fresh Food Market Deli-Bakery brand “Chicken Sausage, Egg White and cheese breakfast burrito.” The use by dates range from Jan. 24, 2018 to Oct. 25, 2018.
  • Harris Teeter Fresh Food Market Deli-Bakery brand “Bacon, Egg and Cheese Burrito.” The use by dates range from Jan. 24, 2018 to Oct. 25, 2018.
  • “Trader Joe’s Carnitas with Salsa Verde Burrito,” with use by dates from Oct. 8, 2017 through Oct. 24, 2018.

The items were produced between Sept. 27 and Oct. 15 and were shipped to retail locations across the country.

FSIS urges consumers who have purchased these products to either throw them away or return them to the store. According to the news release, there have been no confirmed reports of illness caused by consuming the recalled items.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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