Sprouts, Wheatgrass and Pea Shoot Recall

US/Silver Spring: Sprouters Northwest recalls various Sprouts, Wheatgrass and Pea Shoots due to Listeria hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/hntvP

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm337785.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration reports varieties of recalled products include the following:

  • 3-Bean Munchie Sprouts;
  • Alfalfa Sprouts;
  • Bean Sprouts;
  • Broccol Sprouts;
  • Brocco Sandwich Sprouts;
  • Clover Sprouts;
  • Deli Sprouts;
  • Spicy Sprouts;
  • Wheatgrass; and
  • Pea Shoots.

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

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1511

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