Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 20, 2016 19:39 ET

Food Recall Warning: Trader Joe's Brand Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 20, 2016) - Product photos are available at

Transilvania Trading is recalling Trader Joe's brand Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product was sold at Pirate Joe's, formerly located at 2348 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Trader Joe's Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers 12 oz (340 g) 0053 2761 BEST IF USED BY dates from 01/28/2018 to 04/20/2018, inclusively

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of this product, however, there have been reported illnesses in the United States linked to consuming products manufactured or processed by CRF Frozen Foods, the manufacturer of one of the ingredients.

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