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Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled for Salmonella

Salmonella contamination led to a recall of alfalfa sprouts by Living Foods, Inc. of Ionia, Michigan, this week after one of the company’s retail-size packages of alfalfa sprouts tested positive for Salmonella.

The alfalfa sprouts subject to recall were distributed to retail and food service facilities in Michigan through wholesale produce suppliers.  

Products being recalled include the following:

* Four (4) 1-pound bags of alfalfa sprouts, packaged in unlabeled 1-pound plastic bags in a box labeled as Living Foods, Inc. ALFALFA SPROUTS, with a SELL BY DATE of 10/2/2010.

* Five (5) Pound Bulk Container (bag in a box) of alfalfa sprouts labeled as, Living Foods, Inc. ALFALFA SPROUTS, with a SELL BY DATE of 10/2/2010.

* 4-ounce cup alfalfa sprouts labeled as Living Foods, Inc. ALFALFA SPROUTS, with a SELL BY DATE of 10/2/2010. UPC Code: 0 26684 10006 5.

* 4-ounce bag alfalfa sprouts labeled as Living Foods, Inc. ALFALFA SPROUTS, with a SELL BY DATE of 10/2/2010. UPC Code 0 26684 10004 1.

No illnesses have been reported in association with consumption of the alfalfa sprouts.

Consumers who have purchased these products should discard them.  Wholesalers and retailers in possession of this product should remove the product from sale and cease distribution.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Michigan Department of Health are working together to determine the source of the Salmonella contamination.

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