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Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Grape Tomatoes Grown by Six L’s Packing Due to Potential Health Risk



Dionysios Christou
(305) 520-8400

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 9, 2011 - Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) of Coral Gables, has been advised that a limited number of grape tomatoes in a specific lot of grape tomatoes grown in Florida by Six L’s Packing Company in Immokalee, Florida may be contaminated with Salmonella. The grape tomatoes may have been used in 63 cases of Vegetable Trays and Veg. Trio sold in Roche Bros. Supermarkets in the state of Massachusetts under the brand ROCHE BROS.

There has been no illness reported related to this product. However, in an abundance of caution, Del Monte Fresh is voluntarily recalling 63 cases of Roche Brothers labeled 3lb oval transparent Vegetable Tray containing - in addition to the voluntarily recalled grape tomatoes - a 8 oz Naturally Fresh ranch dip, baby carrots, celery and broccoli with UPC code 717524888013 (with “Best If Used By” dates of: 4/23/2011, 4/24/2011, 4/26/2011, 4/27/2011, 4/28/2011, 4/30/20115/1/2011 and 5/3/2011) and 16 Oz transparent Veg. Trio tray containing - in addition to the voluntarily recalled grape tomatoes - a 3oz Naturally Fresh ranch dip, broccoli and baby carrots with UPC code 715524304162 (with “Best If Used By” dates” of: 4/23/2011, 4/24/2011, 4/27/2011, 4/28/2011, 4/30/2011, 5/1/2011 and 5/3/2011).

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

Consumers who believe that they are in possession of uneaten product affected by this voluntary recall should return it to the place of purchase for a refund and for more information may contact 1-800-659-6500 (operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week) or email Del Monte Fresh at



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