A St. Louis, MO firm is now recalling a variety of grape tomato products because they may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The grape tomatoes in question were distributed throughout Missouri and Illinois to foodservice distributors and retail establishments. Consumers who have purchased tomatoes affected by this recall are urged to discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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.
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What’s the problem?
December 1, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Front Row Produce of St. Louis MO is currently recalling 10oz pint and 10lb bulk grape tomatoes supplied by Rio Queen Citrus because of a potential salmonella outbreak.
The tomatoes included in this recall sold at the retail level were packaged in a 10oz, clear plastic package with a Front Row Produce ‘Grape Tomatoes’ label on the top. The lot numbers on the cases containing the 10oz packages are 2310802, 2310405, or 2510401. The 10lb bulk grape tomatoes were packaged for wholesale in plain brown cardboard boxes with lot# 2310801.
All future shipments of grapes in 10oz packages sold at the retail level can be identified with a green lot number sticker on the under side of each package. The lot number will be seven digits, and is used to identify specific shipments of the product. Any packages not containing this green sticker should be removed from circulation and considered under recall.
The contamination was identified through routine sampling by Rio Queen Citrus, Mission TX, which revealed the presence of salmonella bacteria in several bulk containers. Production of grape tomatoes has been suspended by Front Row Produce while the FDA continues to investigate the source of the contamination. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella food poisoning is an infection in the lining of the small intestine caused by salmonella bacteria. Contaminated poultry and poultry products are the most common food associated with salmonella poisoning, but if conditions and food preparation equipment is unsanitary, any food can become contaminated with salmonella. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning may include (but are not limited to):
- abdominal pain
- muscle pain
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