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Clarification of Retail Grape Tomatoes Code*

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

 

Contact:
Consumer:
860-793-2700

Media:
Joseph Ruffini
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 (food service) units as follows:

Brand & Product
Size
UPC
Lot#
“Fancy Sweet”
Grape Tomatoes
1 pint plastic clamshell package
0 33383 65585 7
202 GB
“Cutie Brand”
Grape Tomatoes
1 pint plastic clamshell package
0 33383 65585 7
202 GB
 
 
 
 
“Cutie Brand”
Grape Tomatoes
2 lb plastic clamshell package
7 16310 96190 9
202 GB
 
 
 
 
“Cutie Brand”
Grape Tomatoes
8 lb loose bulk package
 
202 GB
 
 
 
 
“Cutie Brand”
Grape Tomatoes
10 lb loose bulk package
 
202 GB
 
 
 
 
“Cherry Berries”
Grape Tomatoes
20 lb loose bulk package
 
202 GB

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

*The lot of grape tomatoes in question was shipped to Northeast Produce Inc. on April 14, 2011 and was washed, repackaged and distributed by Northeast Produce Inc. between the dates of April 14 2011 to April 22 2011.  Some Retail Packs “May Not be Individually Labeled with the Lot Code” in which case (as a precautionary measure) consumers may return any purchase made on or before May 2, 2011 for a full refund to the place of purchase. 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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