The single lot of grape tomatoes recalled earlier this week because of Salmonella concerns was much more widely distributed than previously announced.
In a new release Monday, Taylor Farms Pacific of Tracy, CA said the suspect tomatoes went into a long list of salads it made for Albertsons, Raley’s, Safeway, Savemart, Sam’s Club and Walmart stores.
Taylor Farms said it had been notified that a specific lot of grape tomatoes supplied by grower Six L’s might be contaminated with Salmonella. Six L’s reported Sunday that contamination was detected through a random sample obtained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at a distributor in New York. The company said the tomatoes had been grown on a farm in Estero, Fla. that has since ceased production.
No illnesses have been reported.
Six L’s said it distributed the tomatoes to North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia and Canada. Taylor Farms said its salads with the recalled tomatoes went to Arizona, Oregon, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
To see the full list of brands, package identification, stores and states where the tomatoes were sold, see the Food and Drug Administration news release.
The list includes Taylor Farms Seafood Salad and Cobb Salad sold in plastic trays at Albertson’s, as well as an Italian Sub Pasta Salad sold at the Alberton’s Deli Counter.
Raley’s Seafood Louie, Mediterranean Salad, Family-size Green Salad, Cobb and Classic Chef salads are also on the recall list. At the Raley’s deli counter, Tomato Caprese, Artichoke and Vegetable Pasta, Greek Quinoa, and Mediterranean Orzo salads have also been called back.
Safeway salads on the recall list are the Signature cafe BLT Salad with Chicken, Caprese Salad with Crostini, Chef Salad. Cobb Salad and Greek Salad. Deli counter salads recalled from Safeway are Tomato Mozzarella and Turkey Parmesan.
Savemart’s Pacific Coast Cobb Salad is on the recall list.
At Sam’s Club, Sam’s Greek Orzo Pasta and Sam’s Chicken BLT Spinach salads are being pulled from the market.
Walmart salads being recalled because of the concern over grape tomatoes are Marketside Seafood, TU Chef, Tu Cobb, Chef. Buffalo, Asian Chicken, and Ranch Cobb salads.
These products should not be eaten. Customers may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with any questions may contact Taylor Farms Pacific directly at 209-835-6300 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.
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