Coral Beach reports that fresh-cut roma tomatoes grown in Mexico and distributed to Costco by Boskovich Farms Inc. may have been contaminated with salmonella and are part of a voluntary recall Expo Fresh LLC initiated in September.
Boskovich was not named in the Sept. 12 recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. However, the Oxnard, Calif., company and its diced roma tomatoes were included in the agency’s Oct. 7 weekly enforcement report.
No illnesses have been reported in connection to the tomatoes, according to the FDA. The recall was initiated after a routine sampling by government officials returned positive results for salmonella.
None of the diced tomatoes remain in the stream of commerce and the company is cooperating with the FDA as the agency investigates the situation, said Dave Murphy, director of food safety for Boskovich. He declined to name the supplier of the romas, citing business confidentiality, but said Costco was Boskovich’s only customer to receive any of the suspect lots.
Boskovich supplied Costco with 5-pound clear plastic overwrapped black poly trays and 24-ounce clear plastic bags of diced roma tomatoes.