CAMDEN, N.J., Jul 08, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) remains committed to ensuring
that our products always meet all food safety requirements. Due to
recent reports of salmonella possibly resulting from the consumption
of fresh tomatoes or jalapenos, we recognize that some consumers are
concerned about the safety of food products. To date, no transmission
of salmonella from cooked tomatoes or jalapenos has been reported.
There is currently no evidence of transmission of the salmonella
through consumption of processed foods containing tomatoes, jalapenos
or any other vegetables, because normal cooking temperatures, such as
those used in preparing Campbell products, will inactivate the
bacteria. This is why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers
fully cooked products like soups, pasta sauces, vegetable-based
beverages and salsa, to be safe.
Campbell will continue to comply with all requirements and
guidelines regarding sourcing and trade of material set by the
appropriate governing authorities in order to ensure that our products
meet all food safety and quality standards.
Campbell brands that contain tomatoes or jalapenos include
“Campbell’s” condensed and ready to serve soups, “Prego” pasta sauces,
“V8” vegetable juices, “Campbell’s” tomato juice and “Pace” Mexican
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and
healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,”
“Arnott’s,” and “V8.” For more information on the company, visit
Campbell’s website at www.campbellsoup.com.
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company Anthony Sanzio (Media), 856-968-4390 John W. Faulkner (Media), 856-342-3738