Aliya's Food Limited, a Canadian exporter of Indian food products, announced Monday that it has issued a recall of 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products on fears of listeria contamination.
Following suit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a public alert because affected products were imported to the United States and sold at the Trader Joe's chain of grocery stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C.
The tainted products are: "12.5 oz boxes of "Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice" with product code "2012-10-31" and lot code "30512."
Click here for the retail distribution list per the FSIS
Customers with additional questions can contact Trader Joe's at (626)-599-3817.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, listeria is an organism that can cause foodborne illness. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. Pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems are at the greatest risk and most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.
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"Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice and Llisteria" now that would have been okay to sell because of the disclosure.
Gee Stupid American's can't even cook fresh indian meals anymore under Obama's weak Leadership.
I didn't know that the president was now giving cooking classes. This has nothing to do with politics, except maybe to you. Why is that, I wonder?
Yeah, that darned Obama, can't do anything right!
PeterD was obviously making a joke (and a very funny one at that, in my opinion).
There are too many chicken, beef scares lately. I buy everything fresh from farms at http://www.americasfarmstand.com
and I can trace where all of my kids' protein comes from.
You can only trace what they have eaten in the home.
It's funny how people use this one incident to bash Trader Joe's, and Indians too. It's like no American firms have ever had a recall before. Idiots.
Went to a Trader Joe's once. I don't see what the big deal is? Lot of stuff looks worse then Aldi and no brand stuff but costs three times as much.I think people here in the US think our food chain has problems. Its way better then some of these Countries where Trader Joe stuff comes from.
Ha! I'm safe, the Tikka Masala is way better than the Butter Chicken so that's all I buy!
At least I now know why it tastes exactly like the Tikka Masala I had for lunch everyday when I had an assignment in India a few years ago. :)
Totally agree with that! Tikka Masala is only one I get as well... nice white meat chicken in it!
I would not eat anything that was made half way around the world and frozen for months on a cargo ship – gross!
you already do
"Smells like a diaper filled with Indian food covered in burnt hair"
Indian food is either Dravidian or Aryan. They are both good, the food in question is Aryan. Non-aryan non indo-european people (such as asiatics, orientals, or middle easterners) are not supposed to and not expected to understand Aryan cuisine (and this is just the way the swastika, shubjtika and laltika using Aryans like it).
Someone hasn't seen Anchorman
This article talks about a product, and some idiots on here find someway to make it racial. White people, please grow up.
What makes you take for granted they are white?
billy = Racist. His own comment is making this some sort of "White agenda". Pitiful.
billy could be a goat sufing the net on the farm.
It seems to me that Trader Joe's has a problem. I know there was salmonella with the peanut butter now the frozen dinner. I've heard of other recalls, but can't recall what they were. They have also refused to sign the agreement not to sell Genetically Modified Food. I would rather do business with Whole Foods. I haven't heard of any recalls and they have signed the agreement not to sell Genetically Modified Food.
No. They pulled all the peanut butter as a precaution. Americans are so dumb.
You know that Whole Foods sells GMO foods, right?
I used to think that about Whole Foods until the GMO label proposition 37 in California failed and I found out about the companies funding the efforts against the bill. Cascadian Farms (owned by General Mills), Kashi (owned by Kellogg), Silk, Horizon Organic (owned by Dean Foods) all make hot-selling products at Whole Foods. They all make GMO products. How did Whole Foods react to the proposition? They quietly supported it instore to appease shoppers, but didn't give a dime toward the efforts against it until the final days before the election. A measly 25k from a 17 billion dollar company. Against millions spent by the food industry and chemical companies to defeat it. Basically, they looked the part of being pro-GMO labeling in the face of customers but really wanted it to just go away.
Eating meat is not the problem. But eating FACTORY FARM MEAT certainly is. Corporate Run Meat Industry does not care one bit about the public's health or safety.
Mass produced food is the problem, especially with these large corporations that can process 18 million pounds of turkey?
The food industry is really owned by 3 main corporations, the labels and different names on the products are to let the sheep follow without question. Learning how to grow your own food, and relying less on the quick, fast, and over processed food that has come in contact with several metal machines and sprayed with chemicals to disinfect cannot be good for anyone.
While you at it, recall all H1B visa workers back to India
The frat parties are over from good old college days; now in the real world you sure would find it hard to compete with people half way across the globe. Globalization, outsourcing etc are only good as long as you get stuff at a cheap price.
Wish you had put more effort in your Math and Science instead of indulging in parties at school.
BTW, if you have read the article...which you certainly haven't, the product was made and exported from Canada....I hope your "creator" recalls you back :D
Yaa, it doesn't say it was made in Canada. Check yourself before criticizing others.
your bank would shut down if they did that...as well as most of your IT departments
"Trader Joe's recalls frozen Indian meals" ?
I thought this was about a Fur Trader recalling,
eating, frozen to death, Naive Indians.
to ZLOP- Funny. The 's after Joe through me for a moment. Still funny.
I'm waiting to hear about a recall on the sweet potato fries. The last bag I got, some of the fries tasted like they had been sprayed with Windex.
I also got my turkey for Thanksgiving from them. The meat was substandard (tough, not due to my usual cooking method), and there were still plenty of feather quills that took me 10 minutes to pluck.
Very sad. I do like shopping there, but the quality has gone downhill quickly. Were they recently purchased by another company, I wonder?
A large German Supermarket chain.
"The meat was substandard (tough, not due to my usual cooking method), and there were still plenty of feather quills that took me 10 minutes to pluck. "
"Were they recently purchased by another company, I wonder?"
No. They're owned by the same enormous German corporation that started the chain.
correction; they were 'started' by a guy named Joe in Pasadena California.. subsequently the 'big German company' purchased the operation and expanded it substantially. They are still an innovative and cost effective source of food products.. and their inventory management is first rate. Not to mention their treatment and support of employees.
Ya get whatcha pay for.
It's Time to STOP TRADING JOE! You obviously SUCK AT IT!
Well,here is the problem.....
You brought food from Traders Joes loLOLOLOLOL!!
Me and my family buy at least 85%of our food from WHole Foods.We get soups,sauses,meats,cheeses,cereals and other delicious foodstuffs!!!!!!
I really thing you should do some research on Whole Foods as well. They have been cited numerous times over the last 90 days for fraud and misrepresentation of their products (i.e. Organic, Natural etc) Just Say'n Mr. Trendy.
Whole Food does a better job than most and wait foe their new store to open. Trader Joes I do shop at as well and Sunshine/Sprouts.
What language do you speak?
LOL at "Mr. Trendy" name and likely broke from way overpaying at Whole Poser Foods
And you spen 85% of you paycheck at Whole Foods too I bet. That chain is just too espensive. They also get hit with more fines for deceptive advertising and have had their own recalls. They're just hushed up to avoid looking bad.
I think your days of trading with unscrupulous vendors is quickly coming to a close. First, it was peanut butter; now mere weeks later it's another brand of your over priced, over hyped food products. Substandard food and over pricing is not trendy; oh well, back to Safeway & Albertsons.
You think Safeway is better?
Albertsons and Safeway recently recalled a number of ground beef products. I hope you weren't affected.
Albertson's is way more expensive than other markets in Central Coast California.
the cherry juice is fermenting. i don't think its supposed to do that.
That's what natural food naturally does.
CNN commenters are a bunch of racists.
I'm now hungry for real indian food, as in, sold from a Dhaba, alongside a road. Not this inferior, north-american style "Indian" food. Masala Chai! Bhel Puri! Masala Dosa!
we have a nice place out here that serves traditional indian food. Always crowded with Indian familes having dinner, which is a good sign.
Recall all H1B visa workers back to India while at it
Yes, then we'll have NOBODY left in US who can do higher level science and mathematics.. Silicon Valley will dry up and become a ghost town. What we need, is to make a smoother, faster path for these H1B and Student visa holders who graduate with advanced degrees to STAY in USA as productive workers and entrepreneurs... you keep posting your same xenophobic message.. seems like you might need to study up a bit so you can communicate in more than mono-syllables ..
i've been sick from lots of foods at trader joes. worst was the pot stickers. sick for days from that. the olive jars aren't sealed a lot of times. check the tops. the lids are supposed to be dented in, but most of theirs aren't. ascorbic acid from trader joes is corn if you have that allergy or are finding that you get sick from them (and other vitamins). i am careful about shopping there.
What another recall again for Trader Joe's? Something is wrong with that place – maybe they're too money hungry and just not dealing with reputable firms. Definitely considering not shopping there anymore.
there's something weird about their honey also.
Wait....how do you know if you got the standard runs or the souped-up listeria causing runs after eating this curry anyway??
Ha, ha, ha LMFAO
ha ha ha...the recall doesn't affects Indians at all because Indians don't eat the frozen stuff at all. It's the westernized folks who live on the frozen stuff right from the breakfast. Let this keep coming...
Push the smelly curry down the sewer to begin with
uh butter chicken is not really curry and from England in orgin
Yeah, I have some Indians living in my neighborhood, stinks when they cook Indian food
son, stop wasting your time taking here... return to your meth lab...
Where there are Indian hindus there is corruption, insider trading, medical insurance fraud, rapes, murders, snitching etc, deport them back to the medieval country they come from. No more H1B Visas. Enough.
Kennenth should be deported to where he originally belongs. Why is he still here in this country?
I agree completely. but we might as well the Arabs and Jews too.
You are such an ignorant person. India is a country where all religions thrive. Get off your couch and try to know the world around you instead of making insane comments.
Indian Hindus may be @#$% but WE HAVE BRAINS which you white trash dont have much – that is why we have been invited to USA to do brainy work – you white trash can come and clean my toilet.
I work with Indians, they don't have brains, they are trained monkeys that know Java and other languages, I can't wait for the H1B program to expire
Totally with you on this one, forgot to add that they stink too, washing is not in their nature
well seems like you know exactly what the church was good at once upon a time...
My fellow Americans of all ethnic backgrounds! Buy American.
They are. Canada is part of North America. Learn some geography!
At least it should only mostly hit Indians instead of humans. No big deal at all.
think you need education and peace in your life
Nice to see that you're learning how to read and write. The next step is to know your audience. Maybe after one of us non-human Indians lays you off your minimum wage job, you can wrap your mind around that next step.
and how do you know that carl does not have his own company, and perhaps could be laying off people like YOU??
American's should be given the ability to decide who can work here and who cannot. Not Indians from India. Once you get your citizenship , do come back.
Even liberal , Michael Moore, has emphatically stated: Each country should hire their own people first. It's common sense.
Indians in this country are riding high on a wave of American greed among people like Bill Gates. But the American people will eventually prevail. Not socialism, Democracy! One American , One vote!
Reply to USCitizen
"American's should be given the ability to decide who can work here and who cannot. Not Indians from India. Once you get your citizenship , do come back. Even liberal , Michael Moore, has emphatically stated: Each country should hire their own people first. It's common sense."
Well-if that was the case then you Americans would not have your computers and internet. You do not want to study math and science, all you want to do is get degrees in music and liberal arts. Without the Indians and Chinese, Americans would have nothing.
You're just saying that cuz your skill set is unmarketable.
@Anon, I work with Indian programmers, they are the worst kind, poor code quality, constant excuses, forgetting how to speak English when cornered, contracting for few months and leaving total mess behind, totally fudging their resumes. I am proud to say I got many of them fired
Well then USCitizen, why aren't you blaming the conservative business owners who are doing the hiring and outsourcing our jobs to 3rd world countries? They're not hiring local. I guess it's because they'd have to treat your fellow USCitizens as human beings instead of disposable resources like they've been doing for the past 30 years.
I am proud to say I got few H1B workers fired! They are trained, greedy monkeys. The code they produce is awful, my teenage kid can program better. They always have excuses, they over bill and spend 40hr on something that should take 8, they lie blatantly on their resumes, I caught few of them doing that, turn many of them on interviews.
Also, they form groups in companies and they fail Americans on interviews, I know, I have experienced that
We should stop H1B program immediately!
Poor Carl. A virgin with internet access.
yeah, and i bet you score tons of hot chicks right buddy??
why is SusanRoshanrocks so defesnive of Carol??? I bet they are the same people
Poor walkthetalk2. You are most likely and Indian In a job which an American can easily do thinking your so smart. You haven't finished your classes on the resolve of the American people yet.
you must belong to the place where men are men and sheep are scared...
FYI – Indians don't eat that stuff. It's designed for folks who can't handle the heat. So...it's more likely that members of the pasty clan that is most likely your kin will end up crapping themselves to glory from eating the tainted product. Leave room for dessert!
Carl, you are stressing me out you idiot. You are the reason this world is in the insane period it is now, you no good moron. I can't even see through my glasses with all the hot air a majority on the internet spew out. Shut your mouth or I will shut it for you.
Are you saying Indians are gods and not humans? We're good but not that good.
no actually it is us persians who are gods, indians are not even close....
ever seen how hot our women are??
persian women are hairy lol. Unless that is,your into hairy women.......
This troll has some nerve. Probably a nerdy kid that sits behind his laptop in his mom's basement. Piece of sh!t
or maybe he is a cool guy who is not afraid to speak his mind and truth...unlike 99% of the people on this earth.
Susan sounds like to are a match made in heaven. Ask him out
that is funny. you are a great american for pointing that out...
lol, no Indian family eats that. Indian families cook their own "Indian" food.
Gee i see your culinary tastes have not progressed from peanut butter and jelly on wonder bread, oh wait wonder bread is gone. Try some nan bread
And I think Carl should break the ten-generation long family tradition of cousin-breeding.
Trader Joes has been recalling alot of things lately. Ridiculous!
Who cares, it's just Indian food and that stuff sucks.
hahaha yeh sure,and what abt fatty american food!
If they branded it, they should own it. Or perhaps you think it is unfair to hold a business accountable for their product? Did you even read the article before calling rude names?
It is the chicken's fault, not basmati's!
It's called Trader Joe rather the supplier of the butter chicken. Get it right butt nugget
Actually no, the name is Trader Joe's. Better luck next time.
You're both wrong. It's called Trader Jacks.
All of you SHUT your oversized mouths. I'm sick of you people with your generalizations and your nonsense. I can't even think anymore with all you crazy people all over the internet.
Actually, you're wrong. No such thing as oversized mouths. All mouths are adequately proportioned for our bodies.
trader joe's quality has gone to hell these last 5 years. they have a recall every other month nowadays it seems.
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