Salmonella fears spark grape tomato recall (complete details)

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(CBS) Salmonella fears have sparked the recall of grape tomatoes used in prepared foods sold in 13 states.

The tomatoes - used in salads and other products - were sold by Albertson's, Raley's, Safeway, Savemart, Sam's Club, and Walmart stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Utah, according to the FDA.

No illnesses have been reported, but the FDA says the affected products should not be eaten. They can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.

Salmonella is a microorgamism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Children, frail or elderly people, and others with weak immune systems are at greatest risk. In healthy adults, salmonellosis can cause fever, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more information on Salmonella.

For more on the recall, call Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. at 209-835-6300.

  • David W Freeman

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