The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports of a recall involving grape tomatoes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. See Hazard Details tab for more information.
The product was distributed to North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia and Canada, and reached consumers through retail stores and restaurant distribution.
The contamination was detected through a random sample obtained by the USDA at a distributor in New York. The product is from a farm in Estero, Fla. which has since ceased production of that commodity.
These Grape Tomatoes were distributed in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the Canadian importers to have the affected product removed from the marketplace.
Consumers who believe they have purchased these tomatoes are advised to contact the retailer to determine if they have the affected tomatoes.
For more information, consumers and industry can call CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).