Lucy D. Barker 6:13 p.m., May 23
San Diego Produce Company Recalls Tomatoes -- Salmonella Found
San Diego-based produce grower and distributor, Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce, issued a voluntary recall of organic grape tomatoes on September 28 after USDA officials find traces of Salmonella.
The bad batch of tomatoes, marketed under the "Fresh & Easy" brand name were found during a random test in Michigan. The tomatoes were distributed to 18 states, including California.
According to an article from food and produce publication, The Packer, the crop was harvested from a farm in San Quintin, Mexico some time from September 1 to September 27.
“We’re at the tail end of the season at that location, so we will probably not start back up there because we have other farms heading into harvest in the Central Baja region,” Mark Munger, VP of marketing for Andrew Williamson, told The Packer.
In a press release, officials at Andrew Williamson said that no illnesses were reported. The company is now contacting retailers to confirm that the tomatoes have been removed.