According to the FDA, the Lightly Salted Edamame being recalled was sold at TJ's stories in the Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Utah regions only.

By Betty Gold
December 18, 2020

Heads up, Trader Joe's shoppers. Tesoros Trading Co., a Las Vegas-based company, just announced a food recall of some of its frozen Trader Joe's Lightly Salted Edamame products (SKU# 51063). According to the report from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the recall is due to potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

The potentially dangerous frozen edamame is sold in 16-ounce plastic packages that bear the lot numbers 22LA102M, 22LA102N, and 22LA102P. It was only sold at Trader Joe's locations in Arizona, Southern California, southern Nevada, and in certain regions of Utah. See below for a photo of the product's packaging.

Fortunately, Trader Joe's and the FDA have both reported that all affected products have been removed from sale and destroyed. But Listeria is no joke—according to the FDA, it "can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women."

If you have purchased the recalled 16-ounce packages of Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame with the affected lot numbers, we urge you to discard them immediately or return them to your local Trader Joe's store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (702) 706-5263 Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm PST. You can also contact Trader Joe's Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 Monday through Friday, 6am to 6pm PST or send them an email

Credit: Trader Joe's