Grape tomatoes recalled over salmonella concern

Grape tomatoes recalled over salmonella concern

Grape tomatoes recalled over salmonella concern

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Posted on December 1, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 1 at 11:59 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOV.com) -- A St. Louis-based produce company is recalling some grape tomatoes that could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.
   
Front Row Produce says it is recalling 10-ounce pint and 10-pound bulk grape tomatoes supplied by Rio Queen Citrus of Mission, Texas. The recalled produce was distributed to foodservice distributors and retail stores in Missouri and Illinois.
 
Front Row general manager, Justin Howell, said one pallet of tomatoes was affected.  Some cases were sent to the distribution warehouse for local Aldi grocery stores and some went to a distributor that ships to St. Louis area restaurants.  Both Aldi and the restaurant distributor have destoryed all the recalled tomatoes and Howell says there is minimal chance that any of the tomatoes made it onto store shelves or into restaurants.
   
No illnesses have been reported. Front Row Produce says contamination was discovered after random testing by Rio Queen Citrus.
   
Starting Thursday, shipments of the 10-ounce packages sold in retail stores will include a green lot number sticker on the bottom side of each package with a seven-digit number. Packages that do not contain the green sticker should be considered suspect and under recall.
   
Consumers with questions can call Front Row Produce at 314-241-4700.

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