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Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Roma Tomatoes Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Contact
Consumer:
209-835-6300 ext 186
Media:
Susan England, Quality Assurance Manager
209-835-6300 ext. 186

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 12, 2014 - Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, CA has been notified that specific lots of “Expo Fresh” Roma tomatoes supplied to Taylor Farms Pacific may be contaminated with Salmonella as a result of routine testing. No illnesses have been reported.

This lot of Roma tomatoes was used in the following products made by Taylor Farms Pacific for Costco and Safeway and is being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure. Only the specific “use by” and “packed on” codes are affected.

Costco:
Tomatoes Roma Whole 1/25# (packed on 9/5 & 9/6 only)
Shipped to:
Costco B2B Locations in:
Hawthorne CA
Los Angeles CA
Las Vegas NV
Lynwood WA
Tacoma WA

Safeway:
Sicilian Vegetable Salad Kit- (use by 9/20 & 9/21 only)
Shipped to:
Vons El Monte CA
Safeway Warehouse Tracy Ca
Safeway Warehouse Tempe AZ.

The product was sold as “Sicilian Vegetable Salad” at deli counters in Safeway, Vons, and Pavilions stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

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.

These products should not be eaten. Customers may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Taylor Farms Pacific has notified the FDA and USDA of this voluntary recall.

Consumers with any questions may contact Taylor Farms Pacific directly at 209-835-6300 ext 186 between the hours of 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the FDA and USDA websites.

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