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Front Row Recalls Salmonella Tomatoes

frontrowtomatoes-350.jpgFront Row Produce of St. Louis, MO is recalling 10 oz. pint and 10 lb. bulk grape tomatoes supplied by Rio Queen Citrus of Mission, TX because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The tomatoes were distributed throughout Missouri and Illinois to food service distributors and retail stores.

The contamination was noted after random testing by Rio Queen Citrus revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 20 lb. bulk containers. Production of the tomatoes has been suspended while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company continue their investigation into the source of the problem.

No illnesses have been reported.

The recalled tomatoes for retail sale are in a 10-ounce, clear plastic package with a Front Row Produce “Grape Tomatoes” label on the top. Currently, the lot number does not appear on the clear plastic package but does appear on the case label. The lot numbers on the cases containing the recalled 10 oz. packages are 2310802, 2310405 or 2510401. The 10 lb bulk grape tomatoes are packaged for wholesale in a plain brown cardboard box labeled only with lot # 2310801.