Menno Beachy recalls certain organic grape tomatoes - The Packer

Menno Beachy recalls certain organic grape tomatoes

08/08/2012 05:42:00 PM
Tom Karst

Menno Beachy grape tomatoes recalledMenno Beachy of Cresco, Iowa, is recalling one-pint containers of certified organic grape tomatoes.

Though no illnesses have been associated with the product, the organic grape tomatoes have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, according to an Aug. 8 news release from the company posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

A food distributor in Minnesota distributed 15 cases containing 12 one-pint containers of the grape tomatoes to retail stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, July 26-Aug. 6, according to the release.

The grape tomatoes are packaged in square-shaped clear plastic one-pint clamshell containers labeled as Menno Beachy Certified Organic Grape Tomato, with the Universal Produce Code 044419310176. The case lot numbers affected by the recall are MB725GT3, MB725GT8, and MB725GT0, according to the release.

The company became aware of the contamination after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture collected a sample of the grape tomatoes at a Minnesota distributor, according to the release. The sample of lot number MB725GT0 confirmed the presence of salmonella, according to the release. The company is investigating the source of the contamination.



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