Recall of Canadian Chicken and Rice Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is alerting the public of a recall being conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Aliya’s Foods Limited for approximately 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with Listeria.  Products imported to the United States include 12.5 oz boxes of “Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice” with product code “2012-10-31” and lot code “30512”. While 19 cartons of product are on hold at the distribution center, 240 cartons have been distributed to Trader Joe’s retail stores.  Trader Joe’s has contacted these stores directly and instructed them to pull the recalled product off the shelf.   Health officials are concerned that consumers may have received or purchased this product but have not yet been notified about the recall.  Consumers with questions about this product should contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817.