US Recall Expanded: Sprouts, Wheatgrass and Pea Shoots


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

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm338741.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled products may have been sold under the following brands:

  • Brassica
  • LifeForce
  • Sprouters Northwest
  • Trader Joe’s Organic 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: 2013-1536

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