Roma Tomato Recall Issued Due to Salmonella Risk
A potential risk of salmonella contamination has resulted in the recall of Roma tomatoes and salad kits distributed to certain Cosco and Safeway stores throughout California, Nevada and Washington.
The FDA posted information about a Taylor Farms Roma tomato and salad kits recall on September 12, after random sample testing confirmed the presence of salmonella.
Although no cases of salmonella food poisoning have been reported, consumption of the recalled tomatoes may pose a potential risk, especially for children, the elderly and those with a compromised immune system.
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The recall includes certain Whole Roma Tomatoes and Sicilian Vegetable Salad Kits. The recalled Roma tomatoes were distributed to Costco stores in Hawthorne and Los Angeles, California as well as certain stores in Nevada and Washington. The recalled tomatoes contain the “Use By” date 9/5 and 9/6.
The recalled Sicilian Vegetable Salad Kits were distributed to Safeway locations in Vons El Monte, California as well as the Safeway Warehouses in Tracy, California and Tempe, Arizona. The recalled salad kits contain he “Use By” dates 9/20 and 9/21.
The Roma tomatoes were processed by Taylor Farms Pacific of Tracy, California, which is one of the nation’s largest producers of salad makings for large-scale stores such as Costco and Safeway.
Salmonella can cause serious infections, with symptoms like fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain typically lasting for a few days in healthy individuals. In more severe cases, salmonella poisoning may spread to the blood stream and cause arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.
The FDA recommends that customers stop eating the recalled products immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers may also contact Taylor Farms Pacific directly at 209-835-6300.
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