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Northeast Produce Inc. Recalls Grape Tomatoes Due to Salmonella Risk associated with Six L’s Packing Company Inc. in Immokalee, FL

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 1:26am

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Northeast Produce Inc. Recalls Grape Tomatoes Due to Salmonella Risk

associated with Six L’s Packing Company Inc. in Immokalee, FL

 

Contact:

860-793-2700

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 5th, 2011 - Northeast Produce Inc. of Plainville, CT has been notified by grower Six L’s that a specific lot of grape tomatoes supplied to Northeast Produce Inc., may be contaminated with Salmonella. This product has been recalled by Six L’s. Northeast Produce Inc. is a customer of Six L’s and our recall is associated with the recall from Six L’s.

NO ILLNESS HAS BEEN REPORTED TO DATE.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications. For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov

This lot of grape tomatoes was packed for retail stores and in bulk units as follows:

Brand & Product
Size
UPC
Lot#
1 pint plastic clamshell package
1 pint plastic clamshell package
2 lb plastic clamshell package

The recall does not include any other tomato products packed by Northeast Produce Inc.

Product was distributed to distributors in CT, MA, MD, NY, and RI.

Customers may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Northeast Produce Inc. has notified the FDA and USDA of this voluntary recall.

Consumers with any questions may contact Northeast Produce Inc. at 860-793-2700 between the hours of 9am to 4 pm EST Monday through Friday, or visit our website at www.northeastproduce.com or you can visit the FDA website www.fda.gov   

 

 

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