Posted on: August 28, 2011
Florida-grown tomatoes are being recalled nationwide to address possible Salmonella contamination, according to news reports.
Six L’s Packing Company Inc. is recalling tomatoes and salads with their tomatoes in them because a sample test came back positive for the foodborne illness.
Included in the recall are tomatoes “packed on April 11 under the Cherry Berry lot code DW-H in clam shells or 20-pound cardboard containers. The tomatoes were distributed to California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia, as well as Canada,” according to news reports.
Along with whole tomatoes, deli salads with the tomatoes are also being recalled. “The salads were sold in plastic trays and at deli counters in Albertsons, Raley’s, Safeway, Savemart, Sam’s Club and Walmart stores across the West and some Midwestern states, including Arizona, Oregon, California, Nevada, Washington, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.”
As a Beaufort car accident lawyer , I’m saddened to hear about this food recall linked to Salmonella. I urge consumers with this product to throw it out or return it to stores for a full refund. Salmonella is a potentially fatal foodborne illness that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. If you believe you were sickened by foodborne bacteria, contact a doctor immediately.
While we don’t handle this type of recall we feel that it’s important to educate the community that there has been a recall to help protect your safety. If you have been injured in a recall like this you might wish to contact a Beaufort Personal Injury Lawyer who can help.