With the weather across the country getting nice, more people are enjoying being outside and eating fresh produce. Be careful when eating that fresh salad or kabobs you picked up from the grocery store.
The latest in recall is Grape Tomatoes contaminated with Salmonella . The grape tomatoes were from Florida and distributed to at least (10) states, as well as Canada. The tomatoes were not only recalled in single containers, but also in all the ready-made salads at major grocery stores as well.
Electronic Cold-Pasteurization (ECP) would have provided a chemical-free kill step for this pathogen, post-packaging. Salmonella is one of the most common intestinal infections in the U.S. with approximately 1.4 million cases ( over 20% requiring hospitalization).