For those of you eating grape tomatoes in packaged salads and veggie trays, beware! A Florida grower recently recalled its grape tomatoes after a sample tested positive for Salmonella.
While no one has been sickened (unlike 2008's outbreak), the recalled grapes were used in products made by Taylor Farms Pacific for Albertsons, Raley's, Safeway, Savemart, Sam's Club and Walmart, in Arizona, Oregon, California, Nevada, Washington, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. If you think you might have a product with the recalled tomatoes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say to return the recalled products to the place of purchase for a refund.
Salmonella is serious business and can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody) and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella cause more serious complications, according to the CDC.
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.