The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating “Limited Edition” and “Fresh and Easy” brand organic grape tomatoes. Routine testing found salmonella contamination in the tomatoes, which were distributed by Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce in San Diego.
The tomatoes were distributed in California and 17 other states and were packaged in plastic containers. They were also shipped to parts of Canada. CDPH is urging anyone who might have purchased the contaminated tomatoes to throw them away. The Limited Edition organic grape tomatoes came in a 10.5 ounce package with the UPC code 33383655925 “Product of Mexico.” The Fresh and Easy tomatoes came in a 7 ounce package with UPC 20025465 “Grown in Mexico.”
There have been no human cases of salmonella linked to the tomatoes so far. According to the CDPH, symptoms of salmonella include fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
“Most infected people recover within a week; however, some may develop complications that require hospitalization,” according to a CDPH press release.
The CDPH is urging anyone who thinks they might have salmonella to see their doctor. Customers who see the recalled tomatoes for sale at any store can call the CDPH toll free complaint line at (800) 495-3232. Only the packages with the specific UPC code listed above have been recalled.