Grape Tomatoes in Ready-Made Salads Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Grape tomatoes
Grape tomatoes

Taylor Farms Pacific Inc.

recalled grape tomatoes that were used in ready-made salads for Walmart, Safeway, Sam's Club, Albertsons and other stores because they may be contaminated with salmonella, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

So far, no one has gotten sick from eating the tomatoes, the FDA said. Salmonella can cause a potentially life-threatening infection in the very young, elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Even normally healthy people can suffer from diarrhea, nausea and fever.

Taylor Farms said it was notified by its supplier, Six L's, that the grape tomatoes were part of a recall the Florida company announced because of possible salmonella contamination. Included in that recall are Cherry Berry grape tomatoes with a lot code DW-H packed in either clam-shell containers or 20-pound cardboard boxes. Those tomatoes were sold in stores and served in restaurants in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and also Canada.