December 1, 2012
To Our Valued Customers in our CT, DE, FL, MA, ME, MD, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA & Washington DC stores:
We have been alerted by our supplier of Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice (sku 99032) that there is a possibility that product with a production date of “305 12″* may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
In accordance with our stringent health and safety standards, and out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, all code dates of this product have been removed from sale and destroyed. To date, we have received no reports of illness related to this product.
Customers who have purchased this item are urged to not eat it, and to dispose of it or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.
Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time].
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
*The production date stamped on the box is “305 12.” This is Julian date coding, which translates to product produced on “10-31-2012.”