The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted a California food processing company about possible salmonella contamination in their grape tomato products.
The company in question is Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, California. Their prepackaged salads contain grape tomatoes that may have been contaminated by salmonella. The tomatoes were supplied to Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. by Six L’s.
All of the salads are labeled with a “use by” date of April 27th to May 9th. The salads were shipped to thirteen states including Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah. Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming also received the salads.
Retailer Walmart and its subsidiary Sam’s Club are selling the salads. Grocery chains Albertson’s, Raley’s, and Safeway have also have sold the salads. The products were sold under twenty-nine different brand names.
Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. says that customers should immediately return the salads for full refunds.
Illnesses caused by the salads and tomatoes have not been reported. Authorities are investigating where the salads were contaminated in the production process.
More information is located at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the FDA’s websites. Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. can be directly contacted at 209-835-6300.