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DES MOINES, Iowa (WWJ/AP) – An Iowa grower is recalling grape tomatoes distributed in stores in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin because they may contain salmonella.

Menno Beachy, of Cresco, issued a recall on Wednesday for one pint containers of labeled Menno Beachy Certified Organic Grape Tomatoes.

The grape tomatoes are packaged in square-shaped clear plastic clamshell containers, UPC number 044419310176, with a net weight of one pint.  There are no lot numbers or expiration dates on the clamshell label.  The clamshell packages are distributed in cases that are printed with a lot number.  The case lot numbers affected by the recall are MB725GT3, MB725GT8, and MB725GT0.

Beachy says he sent tomatoes from his farm and a nearby farm to a food distributor in Minnesota. The distributor sent 15 cases of 12 one-pint containers of the affected tomatoes to stores in the three states between July 26 and Aug. 6.

No illnesses have been reported.

Beachy says he became of aware of the health risk after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture collected a sample from the Minnesota distributor that was found to be contaminated.

Consumers should discard the tomatoes or return them to the store.

Those with questions can leave a message on Menno Beachy’s voice mailbox at 563-203-4671.

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