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 firstname.lastname@example.org.© Food Safety News