As a safety precaution, Boston Pizza restaurants across Canada have been instructed to stop serving fresh tomatoes in any menu items until further notice



    RICHMOND, BC, June 10 /CNW/ - In response to an outbreak of Salmonella
Saintpaul, an uncommon type of Salmonella associated with raw tomatoes in the
U.S.A., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on determining
the exact type of and source of the problem. The Canadian Food Inspection
Agency (CFIA) is communicating with the FDA to determine if actions need to be
taken in Canada.
    Boston Pizza is working cooperatively with the Canadian Food Inspection
Agency (CFIA), and until there is clarification on the exact scope of the
situation we have decided to pull raw tomatoes as a safety precaution. Boston
Pizza is monitoring the issue via the CFIA and will issue further instructions
as soon as more information becomes available.
    In the meantime Boston Pizza staff will continue to follow strict food
handling and safety procedures.





For further information:

For further information: Susan Frank, Director of Corporate
Communications, Boston Pizza International Inc., (604) 303-6393,
franks@bostonpizza.com


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