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Safeway Recalls Eating Right Veggie Party Platter Sold in All Stores Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination of Grape Tomatoes

Monday, May 09, 2011

Safeway Recalls Eating Right Veggie Party Platter Sold in All Stores Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination of Grape Tomatoes21:15 EDT Monday, May 09, 2011 PLEASANTON, Calif. (Business Wire) -- In cooperation with the Mann's Packing expanded voluntary recall of veggie platters, including the Eating Right Veggie Party Platter, Safeway Inc. is also recalling the Eating Right Veggie Party Platter sold at all Safeway and Safeway-owned stores. This recalled product was packaged by Mann's Packing using grape tomatoes sourced from grower Six L's that were recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The recall affects Eating Right Veggie Party Platter, UPC Code 79893-10708, sold from 04-29-2011 to 05-07-2011 with “Best if Used By” dates ranging from 05-09-2011 to 05-16 2011. This product was sold at all Safeway and Safeway-owned stores, including Vons, Pavilions, Dominick's, Genuardi's, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N' Save stores. The Eating Right Veggie Party Platter is packaged in a clear, plastic, clamshell container. No illnesses have been reported. Safeway is participating in this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and/or 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. Salmonella can cause foodborne illness (salmonellosis) through cross-contamination. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at www.cdc.gov. Customers are asked to discard these products or return them to their local store for a full refund. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Mann Packing at 1-800-285-1002/ info@veggiesmadeeasy.com or contact Safeway at 1-877-SAFEWAY. Safeway Inc.Teena Massingill, 925-467-3810Teena.Massingill@Safeway.com