Grape tomatoes test positive for salmonella

SACRAMENTO - State health officials are warning residents not to eat "Limited Edition" and "Fresh and Easy" brand organic grape tomatoes because the product may be contaminated with salmonella.The contamination was discovered during routine testing and no reports of illnesses have been reported, officials said. The tomatoes are packaged in plastic clam shell containers and distributed to 18 states, including California. They were distributed by Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce, a San Diego-based firm. Anyone who has purchased the affected tomatoes should discard them. Consumers who spot the tomatoes being sold should report the store by calling (800) 495-3232.

********** Published: October 06, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 25