Salmonella Prompts Grape Tomato Recall

St. Louis-based Front Row Produce recalls 10-ounce bulk tomatoes

By Jessica Guido
|  Thursday, Dec 1, 2011  |  Updated 9:56 PM CDT
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Salmonella Prompts Grape Tomato Recall

Grape tomatoes sold and distributed in stores in Illinois are under a recall.

St. Louis-based Front Row Produce on Thursday recalled the 10-ounce bulk grape tomatoes after random testing showed salmonella contamination.

The tomatoes are supplied by Rio Queen Citrus in Mission, Texas. Production was suspended there so, the Food and Drug Administration can investigate the issue.

Front Row Produce officials say the tomatoes containers without a green seven-digit lot number sticker on the bottom of the package are under recall and possibly contaminated.

The Tribune reports no illness reported because of the salmonella contaminated tomatoes. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever within eight to 72 hours of eating. In some cases, the use of antibiotics may be necessary if infection spreads from the intestines.

Any question or concern over grape tomatoes, consumers can call Front Row Produce at 314-241-4700.

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