Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

December 07, 2007

Jessica A. Chittenden

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

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