Boynton Beach, Florida -- Alderman Farms Sales Corporation has announced it is recalling one pint containers of Certified Organic Cherry Tomatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
An Alderman Farms' wholesale customer in Florida purchased 10 cartons containing 12 one-pint containers of the affected cherry tomatoes on 5/22/13. There were no other cherry tomatoes sold from this lot.
Alderman Farms reports it became aware of the contamination after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration collected a sample of the cherry tomatoes located at Alderman Farms' Packing facility located in Boynton Beach.
The sample of lot number 13269 found the cherry tomatoes to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Alderman Farms is investigating the source of the contamination. Alderman Farms conducted an independent test on the above mentioned lot and it was found to be negative of Salmonella.
No illnesses have been associated with the product.
This recall notice is being issued out of an abundance of caution. Consumers who have the affected product should either discard it in the trash or return it to the point of purchase.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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 (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.