FDA Alert: Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce is currently recalling organic grape tomatoes sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This recall affects grape tomatoes distributed to 18 U.S. states and two Canadian Provinces. Consumers are advised to discard any recalled tomatoes in their possession and seek immediate medical attention if symptoms of food poisoning appear.
Tomato Recall Update 11/27/12: Capital City Fruits, Inc., a Norwalk, IA., establishment is now recalling cherry tomatoes shipped by Rio Citrus Inc. after they were found to be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The tomatoes in question were shipped to retail stores between November 14th and 18th, 2012. Click here to learn more.
Free Andrew Williamson Grape Tomato Recall Case Evaluation:If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning after consuming Andrew Williamson grape tomatoes included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
September 28, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce is now recalling one lot of organic grape tomatoes because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
The products in question are sold in 10.5 oz. plastic ‘clam shell’ containers, and can be identified with UPC code 033383655925 located on the front of the package below the barcode. The packages display the words ‘LIMITED EDITION’ and ‘Product of Mexico’ on the label. The recalled tomatoes are also marketed under the ‘Fresh & Easy’ brand, and sold in 7 oz. plastic clam shell containers with Barcode 20025465.
The tomatoes were distributed to the following U.S. states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah. The products were also shipped to the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.
If you have purchased any of the grape tomatoes affected by this recall, you should not consume them and discard the remainder immediately. Retailers have been advised to check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that the product is no longer available for purchase. Representatives from Andrew Williamson are contacting retailers to confirm that the tomatoes have been removed from circulation.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a common foodborne pathogen that can cause life-threatening illnesses in young children, the elderly, and individuals with otherwise compromised immune systems. Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea (which may or may not be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In extreme cases, salmonella infection can result in the pathogen getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.
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Free Andrew Williamson Grape Tomato Recall Case Evaluation:If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming grape tomatoes included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.