Trader Joe’s Recalls Several Items Containing Cilantro

PASADENA (CBS) — A load of cilantro that may be tainted with Salmonella bacteria has prompted Trader Joe’s to recall several items.

The store says more than three tons of ready-to-eat “Spicy Thai-Style Chicken Salad” pasta salad, packaged in 12-ounce boxes, was either sold or removed from store shelves.

The company has asked consumers not to eat the following:

• Cilantro Salad Dressing, with a sell-by date of Feb. 9, 2011

• Cilantro Pecan Dip, with a sell-by dates of either Nov. 20 or Nov. 24, 2010

• Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette, with a sell-by date of Jan. 9, 2011

• Spicy Thai Pasta Salad, with sell-by dates of Oct. 30 through Nov. 6, 2010

No one has reportedly gotten sick yet. The contaminated cilantro was discovered through routine testing.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


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