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Food Recall Blog: Trader Joes Recalls Pinjur / Macedonian Condiment

In a nutshell: Trader Joe’s is voluntarily recalling a condiment made from roasted peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes because glass was found in some bottles. On another note I have another brand of Pinjur in my refrigerator (from Sunflower Market).   

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 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.

Yikes! Who knew Trader Joes had so many stores? They are building a warehouse in Atlanta, so the southeast should be populated with Trader Joes within the next few years.

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,

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