Grape Tomato Recall Expanded Over Salmonella Fears

Grape tomatoes on kabobSafeway expanded its recall of grape tomatoes to include kabobs sold at its meat counters in 10 states because they could be possibly be contaminated with salmonella, the company said.

It's the latest in a nationwide grape tomato recall that also now includes the produce supplier for Trader Joe's along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and in the Midwest. In that recall, Mastronardi Produce of Ontario is recalling Trader Joe's Splendido Little Tomatoes, Aldi's "From the Vine" Grape Tomatoes and Sunset Grape Tomatoes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The FDA lists the UPC numbers on its website.

So far, no one has gotten sick from eating the grape tomatoes, the FDA said. Salmonella can cause a severe infection in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.Consumers who have bought the recalled grape tomatoes should return them for a refund. Call Mastronardi Produce at (734) 943-0276 for more information.

In the Safeway recall, the kabobs were made using grape tomatoes supplied by Taylor Farms and were sold between April 26 and May 3. The kabobs have a "sell by" date up to and including May 3 and were sold in Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Pak N Save stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming and southwest Washington state.

The FDA lists the 40 types of kabobs and their UPC codes. Consumers should throw the kabobs away or return them for a refund. Call Safeway at (800) 723-3929. Consumers can also call Taylor Farms at (209) 835-6300 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.

In connection with the recalls, Taylor Farms also released an updated list of ready-made salad products that are included in the grape tomato recall including dishes sold at some Walmart, Safeway, Sam's Clubs and Raley's stores. In all, Taylor Farms is recalling about 22,000 pounds of salads that include meat.
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