As of last week, Mann Packing voluntarily recalled certain vegetable platters and Snacks of the Go because the tomatoes used might contain Salmonella. Furthermore, the voluntary recall has now been expanded to Safeway Eating Right Veggie Party Platters. There haven’t been any reports of injury or illness from these products, and it is worth mentioning that these recalls are voluntary on behalf of the companies. As a Plantation Products Liability Attorney, it is always good to see a company be proactive about a recall in order to ensure that its customers avoid any potential illnesses.
Interestingly enough, these tomato recalls stem from the Six L’s Packing grape tomato recall that I wrote about last week. I mentioned in that blog post that the tomatoes were sold to Safeway, which is probably why Safeway decided to recall its products that might be affected. As a Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer, this recall provides me a good opportunity to discuss how many people are affected my a seemingly small recall. As a result of the possible Salmonella contamination, Safeway and Mann Packing recalled their products in order to avoid causing any harm, even though the potentially contaminated tomatoes came from a small lot from Six L’s Packing.
Regardless of who is at fault, it simply does not look good for a company to have a track record of recalls, and unfortunately this counts as another product recall for Safeway. As a Plantation Injury Lawyer, I think that the good news out of all of this is that no one has reported suffering Salmonella poisoning. In the end, attempting to prevent injuries is one of the ultimate purposes of announcing a recall.
For anyone who might be affected by this recall, the FDA Mann Packing Tomato Recall Release can be found here. Hopefully consumers become aware of these latest recalls prior to consuming the affected food products.