We are now into our fifth month of 2011, and the number of food recalls has not been as high as expected. However, yesterday the USDA announced a grape tomatoes recall due to salmonella contamination. The recall affects 10 U.S. states and certain parts of their cousins Canada.
The list of affected products is extensive, so you will be better visiting the FDA website for a full list of those affected by the recall by brand, product description, size, package, use by, UPC and state. There are seven main brands in all, but the tomato found to have been contaminated with salmonella was is New York for use in a deli.
Thankfully there have been no reports of consumers falling ill, but those of you who have purchased any of these products in either a clamshell or 20 lbs are asked to return it to the store you purchased it from immediately for a full refund. Under no circumstances should you consume any.
Only last month there was another salmonella scare, that time it was for the Del Monte Cantaloupe, and again back in November of last year, which was for eggs. If you fear that you have eaten a contaminated tomato, then please call Taylor Farms Pacific at 209-835-6300.