The recall started last week after a random sample of grape tomatoes in New York tested positive for salmonella contamination. Federal authorities are investigating the cause of the contamination, and products ranging from ready-made salads to kabobs have been recalled. So far no one has gotten sick from eating the grape tomatoes.Salmonella can cause a potentially life-threatening infection in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Even normally healthy consumers can suffer from fever, headaches, nausea, diarrhea and stomach cramps.
Mann Packing recalled the following items that have use-by dates between May 9 and May 16, 2011:
- Safeway's Eating Right Veggie Party Platter with the UPC 79893-10708 which was sold at Carrs, Dominick's, Genuardi's, Pavilions, Randall's, Safeway, Tom Thumb and Vons stores nationwide.
- Mann's Veggies On the Go with the UPC 16519 01411-6.
- Mann's Snacks on the Go with Celery, Carrots and Tomatoes with the UPC 16519 01501-4.
- Mann's Vegetable Platter Large with the UPC 16519 01407-9.
In the Del Monte Fresh recall, 63 cases of vegetable trays sold under the Roche Bros. brand in Roche Brothers supermarkets in Massachusetts were recalled because they could contain the grape tomatoes that came from the recalled lot grown at a farm in Florida, the FDA said.
Included in that recall are Roche Bros. Vegetable Tray with a UPC of 717524888013 and also a vegetable trio tray with a UPC of 715524304162.
Consumers can return those recalled trays to the store for refunds. Call Del Monte Fresh at (800) 659-6500 or e-mail the company for more information.