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Sprouts Recalled For Listeria Contamination

Two Specialty Farms brands of alfalfa sprouts–Organic Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad–were recalled Monday.

Both have a sell-by date of 7/26/2010 and are sold in 4-ounce plastic containers.  Recalled are:

-Specialty Farms Organic Alfalfa Sprout Blend, UPC 8192400108

-Specialty Farms Organic Sprout Salad, UPC 8192400024

Specialty Farms, LLC, based in Connecticut, recalled the sprouts after laboratory analysis found positive results from one retail sample.

The recalled sprouts were distributed to Price Chopper, a retail grocery chain, and another distributor, Cooseman’s NY.

Products have been distributed in the following states: NY, CT, MA, NH, VT, and PA

Specialty Farms, LLC is currently in the process of determining exactly where this potential Listeria contamination could be occurring in its facility.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the point of purchase for refund and may contact the company with questions at (203) 366-6919 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.

Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea; Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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