The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert to consumers about the possibility of an outbreak of Salmonella associated with the consumption of red Roma and round red tomatoes. To ensure the safety of its shoppers Harris Teeter removed all affected items from its shelves on Monday, June 9, 2008.
Red Roma and round red tomatoes will be back in all Harris Teeter stores on Wednesday, June 11. These products were grown in South Carolina and Georgia, states that have been ruled out as a source of contamination by the FDA.
It is important for shoppers to realize that this is a precautionary measure. At this time, the investigation is ongoing and states that have reported illnesses to date include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Harris Teeter’s first priority is the safety of both our customers and associates. We are closely monitoring FDA updates and will continue to follow their recommendations.