Tomato Recall Hits Kabobs: Pork, Chicken, Salmon & More

Taylor Farms’ voluntarily recalled products containing grape tomatoes earlier this week. Safeway is now expanding its list of items to include fresh kabobs made with grape tomatoes.

The kabobs were sold in the meat counter in Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Pak N Save stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota and Southwest Washington State.

Produce grower Six L’s supplied the grape tomatoes to Taylor Farms, and they were then distributed to several national retailers.  The recall was the result of possible Salmonella contamination.

Kabobs sold between April 26, 2011 and May 3, 2011 with a Sell By Date through May 3, 2011 are included in the recall.  A full list of items is included below.

No illnesses have been reported. Safeway initiated this recall as a precautionary measure.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that the Salmonella organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

According to the FDA, healthy persons who become infected often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.  In rare circumstances, Salmonella infections can result in a bloodstream infection, producing more severe illnesses.

Taylor Farms is asking customers to discard these products or return them to their local store for a full refund. Questions regarding the recall can be directed to Safeway at 1-800-SAFEWAY or Taylor Farms at 209-835-6300 between the hours of 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday.  They can also visit the FDA website at www.FDA.gov.

The expanded recall effects the following kabobs, including any additional kabobs made with grape tomatoes:

Item Description UPC
BEEF KABOBS TERIYAKI WITH VEGETABLES 20944000000
BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES 20173200000
BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES 20888800000
BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES 20725100000
BRATWURST KABOB GOURMET MUSHROOM TOMATO 20894500000
CHICKEN KABOB GOURMET ZUCCHINI TOMATO 20894300000
CHICKEN KABOB MARINATED ZUCCHINI TOMATO 20894400000
CHICKEN KABOB TERIYAKI WITH VEGETABLES 20746100000
CHICKEN KABOB W/VEGETABLES 20923300000
CHICKEN KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES 20746000000
GOURMET BRATWURST KABOB WITH MUSHROOMS AND TOMATO 20974900000
GOURMET CHICKEN KABOB WITH ZUCCHINI & TOMATO 20974700000
HALIBUT KABOB FRESH WITH VEGETABLES 23180700000
HALIBUT KABOB W/VEG 23040500000
MARINATED CHICKEN KABOB WITH ZUCCHINI & TOMATO 20974800000
MILD ITALIAN SAUSAGE KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 25014400000
PORK KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 20347300000
PORK KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 20948200000
SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MARINATED 23364000000
SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MARINATED 23364000000
SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MESQUITE 23037100000
SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MESQUITE 23364000000
SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB 23037000000
SALMON KABOB W/VEGETABLES FRESH 23363900000
SALMON KABOB W/VEGETABLES FRESH 23363900000
SALMON KABOB W/VEGETABLES FRESH 23363900000
SAUSAGE ITALIAN MILD WITH VEGETABLES 20430200000
SAUSAGE KABOB GOURMET 20895300000
SAUSAGE KABOB GOURMET 20975800000
SAUSAGE SMOKED KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 20442700000
SAUSAGE SMOKED KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 20948400000
SCALLOP SEA KABOB W/VEGETABLES 23040600000
SCALLOP SEA KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 23700400000
SHRIMP KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 23040700000
SHRIMP KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 23875100000
TUNA KABOBS FRESH 23040900000
TUNA KABOBS FRESH 23513400000
TURKEY KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 20599000000
TURKEY KABOB WITH VEGETABLES 20747500000
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