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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Tomatoes Recalled in Florida Due to Salmonella Risk
Big Red Tomato Packers, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Tomatoes Due to Possible Risk of Contamination from Salmonella
Consumer Contact: 772-466-0700
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 7, 2014 - Big Red Tomato Packers, LLC of Fort Pierce, FL is voluntarily issuing a limited recall of 790 - 20 and 25 lb. boxes of fresh tomatoes of lot 1106, because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain.
This is a voluntary precautionary recall as there are no known illnesses associated with this lot number.
Tomatoes from the lot were distributed to a limited number of receivers in Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. All receivers of the lot have been notified.
The potential for contamination was discovered as the result of a routine random lot sample taken on January 28, 2014. All currently existing product associated with this lot number is subject to this recall.
Big Red Tomato Packers is and will remain committed to being a quality producer of Florida tomatoes. Big Red is currently reviewing all policies and procedures associated with food safety to minimize any future occurrence.
Any product remaining in the market channels should be disposed of immediately.
For more information, please contact Erin Cox at 772-466-0700 or firstname.lastname@example.org