|TO:||DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel|
|FROM:||Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services|
|DATE:||June 17, 2008|
|RE:||FDA Clears 37 States from Tomato Outbreak|
FOOD RECALL ADVISORY
This Food Recall Advisory UPDATE is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain raw red tomatoes. A multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis has been linked to the consumption of certain raw red plum, red Roma and red round tomatoes, and products containing these raw, red tomatoes. This update provides consumers with a list of places whose tomatoes are cleared of being the source of an outbreak of salmonella.
See the attached web site containing information from the Food & Drug Administration..
Please ensure those responsible for food shopping and preparation are aware of this food recall advisory. Also review your food stores to determine whether or not the identified products are present. If the identified products are present, address appropriately.