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Health Hazard Alert - Mastronardi Produce voluntarily recalls grape tomatoes because they may contain Salmonella anatum

Recall / advisory date:
May 2, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Mastronardi Produce Ltd.
Distribution:
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6364

Advisory details

Ottawa, May 2, 2011 - The following warning was issued to the media by Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Kingsville, Ontario on May 2, 2011

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KINGSVILLE, May 2, 2011 : Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Kingsville, Ontario is warning the public not to consume Field & Farm brand, Grape tomatoes, 1 pint; and, Compliments brand, Santalina Grape tomatoes, 280 grams because they may be contaminated with Salmonella anatum.

Mastronardi Produce is taking this action after they were notified by a supplier about one lot of tomatoes that was later determined to be contaminated with Salmonella anatum. The supplier was Six L Packing Company from Immokalee, Florida.

Mastronardi Produce is voluntarily recalling the following products from the marketplace.

Brand & Product Size UPC Lot #
Field & Farm brand Grape Tomatoes 1 pint clamshell package 0 33383 65585 7 40398
Compliments brand Santalina Very Sweet Grape Tomatoes
Article #: 253665
280 g clamshell package 0 68820 12262 3 40664 (in Quebec)
40640 & 40664
(in Atlantic Canada)

Lot number is on side of the UPC in vertical position. These products were available for retail sale from April 15, 2011.

The Farm & Field product was distributed in Ontario by Metro Ontario Inc.

The Compliments product was distributed by Sobeys in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and at the Bonichoix located at 1244 St-Augustin Road, Embrun, Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Affected grape tomato products may be contaminated with Salmonella anatum, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers can return any of the products noted above, or the UPC code from the package to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Consumers can contact Mastronardi Produce, Ltd. by calling (519) 990-4054.

For more information, media please contact:

Kevin Safrance
Mastronardi Produce, Ltd.
Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
Day time phone:(519) 326-3218
After hours phone:(519) 796-7704

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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