Contaminated tomatoes lead to recall of ready-to-eat salads

by Administrator 6. May 2011 01:08

Read-to-eat salads sold at Safeways and Walmarts across Arizona were recently recalled due to the salads containing grape tomatoes that were found to be contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria.

The tomatoes were supplied by Six L's, which then notified the distributors of the tomatoes, Taylor Farms Pacific, that the tomatoes were contaminated. The FDA, along with Taylor Farms Pacific, announced the recall of the tomatoes and the read-to-eat salads containing them on Monday.

The Salmonella bacteria, if consumed, can cause diarrhea, cramps, and fever. The elderly and infants are particularly vulnerable to the effects of Salmonella, which can be life-threatening.

Consumers are advised to throw out any contaminated items and can find the full list of recalled items on the FSIS website, which routinely lists products that have been recalled.

If you or someone you love has suffered an illness after consuming a contaminated product, please contact the Phoenix toxic food product lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman, & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964.

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