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Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled in Ohio Due to Listeria Risk

Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, OH is recalling all alfalfa sprouts it produces because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

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The contamination was discovered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture while collecting and testing samples under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Microbiological Data Program.

According to the company, no illnesses have been reported to date.

All alfalfa sprouts produced by Cleveland Beansprouts are being recalled. There are no lot codes or any other identifier on the product.

The alfalfa sprouts were distributed only in Ohio.

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Consumers who have purchased alfalfa sprouts produced by Cleveland Beansprout should discard them.

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  • Frank Milborrow

    This sprout producer needs to catch up with the times and have a labeling system for thier packaging and product. FDA should have insisted on a larger recall of this product, Cleaveland Beansprout is lucky. Its only a matter of time before companies like this get lawsuites when contaminated product hits the market.
    If listeria was found in any of the product, they were contaminated. A recall is not issued if they MAY have been contaminated.

  • Frank Milborrow

    This sprout producer needs to catch up with the times and have a labeling system for thier packaging and product. FDA should have insisted on a larger recall of this product, Cleaveland Beansprout is lucky. Its only a matter of time before companies like this get lawsuites when contaminated product hits the market.
    If listeria was found in any of the product, they were contaminated. A recall is not issued if they MAY have been contaminated.

  • Frank Milborrow

    This sprout producer needs to catch up with the times and have a labeling system for thier packaging and product. FDA should have insisted on a larger recall of this product, Cleaveland Beansprout is lucky. Its only a matter of time before companies like this get lawsuites when contaminated product hits the market.
    If listeria was found in any of the product, they were contaminated. A recall is not issued if they MAY have been contaminated.

  • AIA

    I found ten pages in your website listing the various disease outbreakes with salmonella, listeria and E.coli caused by alfalfa or bean sprouts. Yet, we hardly hear a whisper from the media about these serious disease outbreaks. Or any attempt by the media to vilify this food source by calling it by some scary names, such as SALMO SPROUTS; COLI SPROUTS. In contrast, a perfectly nutritious, safe and lean meat product such as LFTB has been gleefully given a disgusting name by the same media, why? It is ironic that one of the Alfalfa Sprout products that was recalled because of salmonella outbreak was sold under the label of “Let’s grow healthy together” by Green Valley Food Corp.