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More Details Emerge in Recall of Sprouts for Listeria Risk

Sprouters Northwest, the company that recalled all of its products last week, including its sprouted seeds, pea shoots and wheatgrass, after samples of the finished product tested positive for Listeria, has provided more details about the recalled items.

The Kent, WA-based company announced Wednesday that its products were also distributed in Idaho, in addition to Alaska, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, Canada, which were all listed in the previous recall.

The updated recall list also names Brassica as a brand name under which the product was sold, adding this brand to the two others – Sprouters Northwest and LifeForce – already named.

A third new piece of information is that the pea shoots were sold at Trader Joe’s retail locations as “Trader Joe’s Organic Pea Shoots,” marked with SKU 92756). This product is only sold in Oregon and Washington, according to the updated recall announcement.

Products subject to the recall include 3-Bean Munchie, Alfalfa, Bean, Broccoli, Brocco Sandwich sprouts, Clover, Deli, Spicy; Wheatgrass and Pea Shoots that were distributed through January 30, 2013 to retail stores and distribution companies.

The recalled items are packaged in plastic clamshell containers, plastic cups, plastic trays in 3 oz., 4 oz., 5 oz., and in plastic 1 lb. 2lb, or 5lb. bags. They are marked with best by dates up to and including 2/17/2013. The Best by Date is marked on a sticker located in the top right hand corner on the front of the package.

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