Trader Joe's Butter Chicken Recalled for Listeria

Best left in the office fridge. Photo: Jacksonville Observer

Maybe think twice before packing a microwave lunch tomorrow: 4,865 pounds of Trader Joe's butter chicken with basmati rice have been recalled for possible listeria contamination.
The potentially tainted chicken was distributed primarily in the Northeast, with 17 stores in Massachusetts receiving the innocent-seeming, 12.5-ounce boxed lunch in question. Yum.

The chicken (product code 2012-10-31 and lot code 30512, to be exact) originated in Canada, and Canadian authorities are overseeing the recall. Trader Joe's has instructed stores to yank them from shelves. Still, "U.S. government officials said they were concerned consumers might have received or purchased the product but have not yet been notified about the recall," UPI reports. Consider this your warning: Stick to saag paneer (or those convenient little frozen burritos) until further notice.

Recall: Trader Joe's Butter Chicken [UPI]