Read This If You Recently Bought Edamame From Trader Joe's

If you recently bought Trader Joe's Lightly Salted Edamame, there's a risk you might get a high fever, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and more this winter ... and not from COVID-19. According to the FDA, the Tesoros Trading Co. is recalling some of the Trader Joe's 16-oz bags of frozen, lightly salted edamame that "have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems." 

However, while listeria is most dangerous to people with weakened immune systems, even those with healthy immune systems shouldn't risk eating the potentially tainted food. It could cause short-term but nasty flu-like symptoms, and if you're pregnant, the risks are much worse: miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, and even a potentially fatal infection after birth (via Mayo Clinic). So, read on to ensure your edamame isn't included in the recall.

Everything you need to know about the recalled Trader Joe's edamame

The good news is we know the potentially tainted products were only sold in Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Utah regions, so if you're not in those states, your edamame is safe. If you are in those states, check the code stamped on the back bottom part of the package for any of the following three lots: 22LA102 M, 22LA102 N, or 22LA102 P. If it's marked with one of those, you can take it back to Trader Joe's for a full refund, or just throw it away, but don't eat it (via Eat This, Not That).

The remaining affected products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed, so you don't have to worry about picking up edamame on your next trip to Trader Joe's. For now, the company is still investigating the source of the outbreak that caused this recall according to the FDA. However, if you have more questions, you can reach out to the company directly at (702) 706-5263.