Grower recalls organic tomatoes because of possible salmonella - The Packer

Grower recalls organic tomatoes because of possible salmonella

06/10/2013 11:07:00 AM
Coral Beach

Alderman FarmsAlderman Farms Sale Corp. is voluntarily recalling 10 cartons of organic cherry tomatoes because of possible salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported as linked to the tomatoes.

The Boynton, Beach, Fla., grower-shipper issued the recall June 7 via the Food and Drug Administration after a routine sampling by the agency returned positive results for salmonella, according to the recall notice.

All of the 10 recalled cartons contain a dozen 1-pint containers of the organic cherry tomatoes. Alderman Farms shipped them May 22 to a wholesale customer, according to the recall. The grower did not sell any other organic cherry tomatoes from the implicated lot.

The recalled organic cherry tomatoes are in square plastic clamshells are labeled as Alderman Farms Organic Cherry Tomato with a universal product code of 6317195594. The carton lot number is 13269. They had an estimated shelf life of 10 days, according to the recall notice.

The FDA collected a routine sample of the organic tomatoes at the Alderman Farms’ packing facility in Boynton Beach, Fla. The date of the sample collection and test results was not included in the recall notice.

“Alderman Farms is investigating the source of the contamination,” according to the recall notice. “Alderman Farms conducted an independent test on the above mentioned lot and it was found to be negative of salmonella.”



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