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

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

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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