(For an update Sept. 30 on this organic grape tomato recall, see Andrew & Williamson expands grape tomato recall).
Courtesy Andrew & Williamson Fresh ProduceOnly organic grape tomatoes are subject to the recall issued by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego. No other tomato products from the company are involved.(UPDATED COVERAGE, 10:20 a.m.) Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce issued a recall for organic grape tomatoes from Mexico sold under Fresh & Easy and Limited Edition brands, because of a positive test for salmonella.
Andrew & Williamson, San Diego, issued the voluntary recall Sept. 28 after the U.S. Department of Agriculture received a positive salmonella result from a random sample from one clamshell taken in at a distributor Michigan.
No illnesses have been reported, according to the FDA recall notice.
Operations have been shut down at the farm in San Quintin, Mexico, where the organic grape tomatoes were grown, said Mark Munger, vice president of marketing for Andrew & Williamson. He said the recalled tomatoes were harvested Sept. 1-27.
“We’re at the tail end of the season at that location, so we will probably not start back up there because we have other farms heading into harvest in the Central Baja region,” Munger said.
Andrew & Williamson supplies Tesco’s U.S. Fresh & Easy stores with private label tomatoes, and the recalled organic grape tomatoes were distributed to Fresh & Easy stores. Munger said only the organic grape tomatoes are being recalled. Other tomatoes in Fresh & Easy stores are not involved.
The recalled product is sold in 10.5-ounce plastic clamshell containers with the UPC code 033383655925 on the front of the package, below the barcode. The containers also have the words “LIMITED EDITION” and “Product of Mexico” on the label.
The Fresh & Easy branded organic grape tomatoes subject to the recall are also sold in 7-ounce plastic clamshells and have the barcode 20025465.
The recalled organic grape tomatoes were distributed to 18 U.S. states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and two Canadian Provinces; British Columbia and Ontario.