St. Louis-based produce company recalls grape tomatoes due to possible salmonella contamination
By Maria Cendejas and editing by Stacey Sexton
Front Row Produce, a St. Louis-based produce company, has issued a recall for grape tomatoes that may be contaminated with salmonella, according to USA Today.
The company says it's recalling 10-ounce pints and 10-pound bulk containers that were supplied by Rio Queen Citrus of Mission, Texas. Rio Queen Citrus found the contamination after they conducted random tests.
The produce was distributed exclusively to Aldi grocery stores in Missouri and Illinois. No illnesses have been reported thus far.
On Thursday, the 10-ounce packages sold in stores included a green lot number sticker with a seven-digit number. You can also view the lot numbers of the tomatoes on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.
FDA says "Currently, the lot number does not appear on the clear plastic package but it does appear on the case label. The lot numbers on the cases containing the 10-oz. packages are 2310802, 2310405, or 2510401. The 10lb bulk grape tomatoes are packaged for wholesale in a plain brown cardboard box labeled only with lot # 2310801."
Packages that don’t have the sticker should be considered suspect and under recall.
Anyone with questions can call Front Row Produce at 314-241-4700.
Rio Queen Citrus production of grape tomatoes has been suspended until the FDA and the company ensure the problem has been resolved.
Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 6 to 72 hours of eating a contaminated product. Salmonella infections don’t usually require treatment, but it is necessary to consume a lot of water and other fluids. Symptoms generally last a week.
Front Row Produce Recalls Grape Tomatoes Because Of Possible Health Risk
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