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Salmonella Concern Prompts Grape Tomato Recall

A San Diego produce company has recalled one lot of organic grape tomatoes imported from Mexico after a container of the tomatoes, collected in Michigan in a random sample by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, tested positive for Salmonella.

Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce said the grape tomatoes were sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels in 18 U.S. states — Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah — and two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario.  (UPDATE Sept. 29: the recall has been extended to ALL states in the U.S. because the initial customers could have distributed the grape tomatoes beyond the original 18 states.)

No illnesses have been reported.

The recalled organic grape tomatoes are sold in 10.5 oz. plastic clam shell containers with the UPC code 033383655925, which is located on the front of the package below the barcode. The containers also have the words “LIMITED EDITION” and “Product of Mexico” printed on the label.

The recalled organic grape tomatoes are also sold in 7 oz. plastic clam shell containers with barcode 20025465, and marketed under the “Fresh & Easy” brand.

The voluntary recall involves only Limited Edition and Fresh & Easy labeled organic grape tomatoes, and does not involve any other Limited Edition or Fresh & Easy branded produce items.

Consumers who have any remaining grape tomatoes with the UPC code 033383655925 or Barcode 20025465 should not consume them, but should instead discard them. Retailers are encouraged to check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that the recalled grade tomatoes are no longer available.

Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce said its customer service representatives are contacting retailers to confirm that the recalled tomatoes are removed from commerce.

Consumers with questions may contact Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce at 619-661-6000, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Pacific Time, or email questions to info@andrew-williamson.com.

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  • John

    This is why I don’t buy ANYTHING from mexico if it is going to be consumed raw. These products are coming from a place where you can’t even drink the tap water because it will make you sick. Now, what quality of water do you think they are spraying on their fields? It is quite likely being pumped directly out of their sewege-filled canals. That’s also the same water where the violent cartels dump dead bodies. You people really should have supported American agriculture when you had the chance… soon all of our food will be coming from mexico and china.

  • http://www.emeraldtoolbox.com GB MAXX

    The importation of food is only part of the problem. Most of the people in the US don’t even wash most of their produce. Often many fruits, melons and tomatoes are consumed as purchased, with lettuce and cabbage being the only items ever even rinsed.

  • Ane

    Did you know that restaurants do not wash the fresh fruit when used as a decoration accompanying a dessert.