Trader Joe’s Mediterranean and White Bean & Basil Hummus Recalls


On December 1st, 2016, Trader Joe’s issued a recall for certain types of their Mediterranean Hummus and White Bean & Basil Hummus, due to potential listeria contamination. All of the problematic products have been removed from stores, but read on to find out if the version you might have recently bought is affected.


Trader Joe's Mediterranean Hummus
Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus

SKU #: 90642

“Use By” date: up to and including 12/15/2016

Plant identification code: C (only sold in stores in AZ, CA, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT and WA)


Trader Joe's White Bean & Basil Hummus
Trader Joe’s White Bean & Basil Hummus

SKU #: 91107

“Use By” date: up to and including 12/15/2016

Plant identification code: C (only sold in stores in AZ, CA, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT and WA)


Note that versions of these types of hummus with plant identification code “J” are not part of this recall. Plant identification codes are located on the bottom of the hummus container after the expiration date.

To find out more, check out Trader Joe’s official recall announcement.

Trader Joe’s Middle Eastern Wrap Recipe



1 package Trader Joe’s Falafel

1 package Trader Joe’s Pita Bread

1 container Trader Joe’s Tahini

1 container Trader Joe’s Balela



  1. Heat falafel in oven as directed by package
  2. Heat pita in microwave (typically between 30 seconds and 1 minute)
  3. Spread tahini (or hummus, if you prefer) on warm pita
  4. Add balela as desired (we recommend one heaping spoonful per pita)
  5. Add several pieces of falafel
  6. Take a bite!

Trader Joe’s Pollo Asado Tacos Recipe



1 package of Trader Joe’s Pollo Asado

1 cup of Trader Joe’s Black Beans or Pinto Beans

1 package of Trader Joe’s Cilantro

1 package of Trader Joe’s Corn Tortillas

1 cup of Trader Joe’s Rice of your choice

Chopped Trader Joe’s Yellow Onion

1 package of Trader Joe’s Pico de Gallo 



1. Boil water, add desired amount of rice and cook per package instructions (depending on the type of rice you want to use).

2. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil to stovetop pan, heat and add cut pollo asado. Cook until desired texture.

3. Heat black beans in the microwave (or stovetop).

5. Serve tortillas with rice, beans, chicken, chopped cilantro, onion, and pico de gallo.

Trader Joe’s 4th of July Hours

Trader Joe's 4th of July

Wondering how early and late your local Trader Joe’s location opens and closes on 4th of July?

All Trader Joe’s locations close at 5pm on Monday, the 4th of July 2016. They open at the usual time for your local store, which you can find out here.

Check out some of your Trader Joe’s options for 4th of July BBQs:

Whether you’re a grill master or not, happy 4th of July!

Trader Joe’s Trader Joe’s Caesar Salad with Chicken Breast Recall (One Lot)

Trader Joe’s has issued a recall of one lot of their Trader Giotto’s Caesar Salad with Chicken Breast (with SKU 06832)­ sold in their CA, CO, ID, LA, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, and WA locations.

This recall only applies to salads with a “USE BY” date of June 28th.

The reason for the recall? Undeclared fish (specifically anchovies), wheat, soy, and “Product may contain traces of shellfish” labeling. So if you’re not allergic to any of those things, no need to return it.

Trader Joe’s Broccoli & Kale Chicken Salad Recall

Trader Joe's Broccoli Kale Chicken Salad
Trader Joe’s Broccoli Kale Chicken Salad

Trader Joe’s is recalling their Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat, Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries, And A Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette with “use by” dates from May 2nd through May 7th, 2016 – only sold in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.

The reason for the recall is potential listeria contamination. If you bought this salad and it has an expiration date before May 2nd or after May 7th, you are not at risk.

If you purchased this salad with the relevant expiration date, you can return it to your local TJ’s for a full refund.