Raw Alfalfa, Clover Sprout Recall [US]


US/Silver Spring: Sprouters Northwest recalls various Raw Sprouts due to Listeria hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/hcWDm

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm337098.htm

The Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Sprout Products are subject to this recall:

  • Alfalfa Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates);
  • Brocco Sandwich Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates);
  • Clover Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates); and
  • Spicy Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates).

About Listeria poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IScAKJ

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