November 26, 2012 – 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. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include fever, diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Free Capital City Fruit Cherry Tomato Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning after eating Capital City Fruit cherry tomatoes included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), this recall affects ‘Capital Brand 1-Pint Clamshell Cherry Tomatoes.’ The label is located at the top of the clamshell container, and has a 4-digit date code on the lower right side of the label. The recalled cherry tomatoes were distributed to retail stores in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Click here for a complete list of case lot numbers and clamshell date codes.
Capital City Fruit, Inc. has informed the retailers who received the potentially contaminated tomatoes, and directed them to take the products out of circulation. Consumers who purchased tomatoes from the affected lots should discard them immediately. This recall was issued in an attempt to minimize any potential health risk to the public. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. Click here to read more about other recent salmonella food poisoning outbreaks.
Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Salmonella bacteria are among the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illnesses around the country each year. The Salmonella family includes approximately 2,500 stereotypes of bacteria, the most common of which are Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium. These strains account for about 50% of all human infection.
Experts estimate that salmonellosis causes an estimated 1.4 million cases of foodborne illness and more than 400 deaths each year in the U.S. alone. Although in certain people salmonellosis may be asymptomatic, most individuals suffer from some or all of the following symptoms within eight to 72 hours after the bacteria is consumed:
- diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody)
- abdominal cramps
Most salmonella outbreaks can be avoided through cleanliness – simple hand washing with soap and hot water can be amazingly effective at preventing most types of infection. By using filtered drinking water, washing produce thoroughly, and not eating undercooked foods such as eggs or meat, you can also greatly reduce your chance of contracting salmonellosis.
Do I Have a Capital City Fruit Cherry Tomato Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Capital City Fruit Cherry Tomato Recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Capital City Fruit Cherry Tomato Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning after eating Capital City Fruit cherry tomatoes included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.