Trader Joe’s Just Recalled 2 Types of Cookies for the Presence of This Foreign Object

The potentially contaminated products have been “removed from sale and destroyed” at Trader Joe’s. "We sincerely apologize," the grocer said.

Shoppers love Trader Joe’s for the national grocery chain’s affordable prices, friendly employees, and deliciously unique food offerings. However, if you’re a Trader Joe’s customer who recently stocked up from the cookie shelf, you might get more out of your sweet treat than you bargained for…and not in a good way.

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On July 21, Trader Joe’s issued a press release stating that a “potential foreign material” might have made its way into two batches of cookies sold in store. 

Trader Joe Cookie RecallCourtesy Trader Joe's

A supplier for Trader Joe’s notified the chain that Almond Windmill Cookies, with sell-by dates between Oct. 19 and Oct. 21, 2023, and Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies, with sell-by dates between Oct. 17 and Oct. 21, 2023, may have been impacted by the potential presence of rocks. 

The potentially contaminated products have been “removed from sale and destroyed” at Trader Joe’s according to the release. Customers are encouraged not to eat the product, discard it at home, and/or return the product for a full refund. 

It has not been reported whether injuries or illnesses have occurred from this event. If you’ve consumed this product, it may be advisable to consult a licensed healthcare professional.

Customers who purchased either variety of cookie are encouraged to contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time] or send them an email. 

Casey Clark
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