The random sample was collected Sept. 19, but Andrew & Williamson officials didn’t hear about it until mid-day Sept. 27, Munger said.
This marks the first time Andrew & Williamson has issued a recall, Munger said. He said the Michigan office of the FDA conducted the test at a distributor who had purchased the grape tomatoes from a firm that had bought them from Andrew & Williamson.
“The Michigan office notified the California Department of Health and they contacted us,” Munger said, adding that the FDA had not provided any details about what the nest step of their investigation might be.
“I think they are pretty confident that we are taking care of the situation because of our quick response. There is only the one farm that grows the organic grape tomatoes for us,” Munger said.