Just recently, Six L’s announced a recall of grape tomatoes in several states and Canada. The grape tomatoes were recalled because of potential salmonella poisoning. The tomatoes were grown in Florida by Six L’s Packing Company, Inc and the recall was put into effect after a contaminated tomato was found in New York. The tomatoes were distributed to New York to be used in a salad by Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Six L’s sold the tomatoes to Taylor Farms Pacific, which in turn sold deli salads to many other retailers and restaurants, some of which I will list below. As a Pembroke Pines Products Liability Lawyer, what makes this recall a problem is the re-distribution of the potentially contaminated tomatoes to many different groups of consumers. Not only was Six L’s customer affected, but many of Taylor Farms Pacific’s customers were as well.
According to the Six L’s FDA Recall Release found here, the tomatoes were sold in “North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia and Canada.” The recall was put into effect after Six L’s received word of the potential salmonella contamination after a random sample USDA inspection in New York. As a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Attorney, I am glad that Six L’s acted quickly to notify the public, but this grape tomatoes recall is still alarming because of the many different consumers in many different states who could be exposed to the salmonella.
Luckily, as of yet, there haven’t been any reported cases of salmonella poisoning from the recalled grape tomatoes. As I began to mention earlier, according to the Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Recall Release, the potentially contaminated grape tomatoes were used in products that were distributed to such retailers as Albertsons, Raley’s, Safeway, Savemart, Sam’s Club, and Walmart. As you can see, this is a wide variety of stores, which is part of the reason why the public needed to be notified of this potential issue. From a Pembroke Pines Product Liability Attorney’s perspective, I wanted to alert my readers of this recall since Florida is one of the states that might be affected by this grape tomato recall.
As with any other recalled product, hopefully this announcement can prevent any injuries or illnesses that might have occurred otherwise. Furthermore, as I’ve mentioned many times before, hopefully this also leads to stricter inspection and safety standards for Six L’s grape tomatoes, so that only the safest and best tomatoes are sold to consumers. As a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Lawyer, I’ve written about several salmonella related recalls in the past few months alone, which should demonstrate to everyone how prevalent these types of issues really are. Even though a salmonella recall might rarely, if ever, affect a product that you have bought, it is important to know that these recalls are occurring.