UPDATED: Six L’s recalls grape tomatoes - The Packer

UPDATED: Six L’s recalls grape tomatoes

05/02/2011 04:00:00 PM
Andy Nelson

(UPDATED COVERAGE, May 3) Immokalee, Fla.-based Six L’s Packing Co. Inc. has recalled one lot of grape tomatoes because of possible salmonella contamination.

The lot was packed on April 11 in clamshells and 20-pound cardboard containers under the Cherry Berry label, according to a company news release. As of April 29, no illnesses had been reported.

A sample of the tomatoes, which were grown on a farm in Estero, Fla., tested positive for salmonella in a random U.S. Department of Agriculture test. The USDA obtained the sample from a New York-based distributor.

Product from the lot was distributed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia and Canada.

Some of the packs from that lot were shipped to Raley’s retail stores in California, according to an April 30 news release from West Sacramento, Calif.-based Raley’s.

Raley’s announced that day a recall of grape tomatoes sold in its Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill stores.

Albertsons, Safeway, Savemart, Sam's Club & Walmart also sold affected packs, according to a news release from Tracy, Calif.-based Taylor Farms Pacific Inc., which distributed packs containing Six L's tomatoes.

On May 2, Leamington, Ontario,-based Mastronardi Produce Ltd. announced it was recalling its Field & Farm and Compliments Santalina grape tomatoes supplied by Six L’s.

On the same day Mann Packing Co., Salinas, Calif., announced a recall of six products containing the affected Six L tomatoes. Each had use-by dates of April 23-30, according to a news release.



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