WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following notification from Taylor Farms of a positive test result for salmonella in one lot of grape tomatoes, Raley's Family of Fine Stores announced today a voluntary recall of food service products containing grape tomatoes sold at its Raley's, Bel Air and Nob Hill stores.
"Raley's immediately conducted our own recall and pulled all product from our shelves and from our warehouses as a precaution," said Ashley Zepernick, a spokesperson for Raley's. "The safety of our customers is of the upmost importance and we ask that anyone who has recently purchased food service items containing grape tomatoes from our stores to return the product to their local store for a full refund."
The grape tomatoes in question were produced by Six L's Packing Company. The contamination was detected through a random sample obtained by the USDA at a distributor in New York. The product is from a farm in Estero, Fla. which has since ceased production of that commodity. The product was distributed to California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Canada, and reached consumers through retail stores and restaurant distribution. The specific single lot in question was packed on Monday, April 11, and potentially affected product was available for sale from April 26 through April 29, 2011. The products impacted by this recall were located in the Deli case and are:
- Tomato Caprese Salad Kit
- Greek Quinoa Salad Kit
- Mediterranean Orzo Salad Kit
- Grilled Artichoke and Vegetable Pasta Salad Kit
- Raley's To Go Classic Chef Salad Kit (UPC # 46567-50120)
- Raley's To Go Cobb Salad Kit (UPC # 46567-50423)
- Raley's To Go Chicken Caesar Salad Kit (UPC # 46567-50121)
- Raley's To Go Family Size Green Salad Kit (UPC # 46567-50122)
- Raley's To Go Mediterranean Chopped Salad Kit (UPC # 46567-50119)
- Raley's To Go Seafood Louie Salad Kit (UPC # 46567-50422)
Any food service items containing grape tomatoes that are currently available for sale in our stores are not affected by this recall. There are no reports of any illness linked to this recall.
SOURCE Raley's Family of Fine Stores