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Food Protection Home > Recalls and Advisories > 2007 Recalls > Trader Joe's Company-12 oz jars of Trader Joe’s Pinjur Trader Joe's Company-12 oz jars of Trader Joe’s Pinjur

From the information provided by FDA, the recalled products were distributed in the State of Indiana. The recalled products were distributed through Trader’s Joe stores. The recalled products have been pulled of the shelf at all the Trader’s Joe stores. Please conduct effectiveness checks during your routine visits and phone calls may be made to establishments to increase awareness of this recall in your jurisdiction. In addition, if any recalled product is found, please notify Dan Gala at this office at 317-233-7360.


Media Contact:
Alison Mochizuki, Trader Joe’s Company
626-599-3779

TRADER JOE'S COMPANY VOLUNTARILY RECALLS 12 OZ. PINJUR

December 7, 2007 - Trader Joe's Company of Monrovia, California is voluntarily recalling 1,000 cases of 12 oz jars of Trader Joe’s Pinjur (a traditional Macedonian condiment made with roasted peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes), UPC 00529068, Best By 10/2009. The Best By date can be found printed on the top of the lid. The product is being recalled because customers reported finding small pieces of glass in the product.

Trader Joe’s Pinjur was potentially sold from Trader Joe's retail stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

Upon discovery of the problem, the product was removed from sale in all Trader Joe’s stores and put on hold in all Trader Joe’s distribution centers.

The product should not be consumed. Customers should discard it, or return it to any Trader Joe’s store for a full refund. Customers with questions may call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626-599-3817, or write Trader Joe’s through their website at traderjoes.com.