Grape tomatoes, a small sweeter version of their larger cousins, are being recalled nationwide over concerns they could be contaminated with Salmonella.
A string of recalls started on April 29 when Immokalee, Fla.-based Six L’s said it was notifying consumers and commercial customers over a single lot of the tomatoes that tested positive for Salmonella in an inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA inspection took place in New York, so the tomatoes had already been distributed as far away as Canada at that point.
Since then, there have been other recalls after the tomatoes were tracked to companies that used them in packaged salads, kabobs and other prepared foods. A main supplier of those packaged foods is Taylor Farms Pacific, which makes a lot of store-branded salads.
So far, the USDA has said the following stores either carried the affected tomatoes or products that used them: Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Albertsons, Raley’s, Safeway, Savemart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.
View a complete list of all the recalled tomato products at USFoodSafety.com.
Salmonella can lead to gastrointestinal ailments and potentially life threatening illnesses.