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Sprouts Recalled in Canada for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Sunsprout and SproutsAlive brand alfalfa sprouts, manufactured by Sunsprout Natural Foods in Branford, Ontario are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Both CFIA and the Ontario company Wednesday warned consumers not to eat the product that is found in 140-gram containers with a best-before date of June 13. The Uniform Product Code (UPC) for the Sunsprout product is: 0 57621 13501 7, and the UPC for the SproutsAlive product is 0 69022 00030 6.

CFIA says it will monitor the effectiveness of the recall. It’s too early to know if there are any illnesses associated with the recalled sprouts.

Salmonella-contaminated foods may not look or smell spoiled, CFIA reminds consumers. But consuming it may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The risk of serious and sometimes deadly infections is greater for young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems.

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