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Sprouts Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

A Florida-based company is recalling 433 cases of alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Leasa Industries Co. of Miami, FL issued the voluntary recall Wednesday after testing by a buyer revealed the presence of Salmonella on the company’s Living Alfalfa Sprouts. The product subject to recall is sold in 6 oz…. Continue Reading

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 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… Continue Reading

Sprouts Contaminated With Salmonella Recalled

Green Valley Food Corp. is recalling 650 cases of alfalfa sprouts that may be contaminated with Salmonella. In a news release, the company said a random sample of the sprouts collected on Dec, 12 from a customer tested positive for Salmonella. There so far have been no illnesses confirmed in connection with the sprouts, according to… Continue Reading

Epidemiology Links Idaho Sprouts to Outbreak

While an Idaho grower refused to recall sprouts implicated in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its report Tuesday on the 21 people whose illnesses may have been caused by those sprouts. As of Monday, the CDC said, nine people in Washington state, seven people in Montana, three… Continue Reading

Outbreak in Inland Northwest Linked to Sprouts

Idaho public health officials are investigating 19 cases of Salmonella infection in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana suspected to be connected to alfalfa sprouts. Six of those sickened reported eating alfalfa sprouts from a grower, Evergreen Produce, in Moyie Springs, Idaho. The Idaho Department of Health is recommending that people avoid eating sprouts… Continue Reading

FDA: Tiny Greens Grew Outbreak Salmonella Strain

The strain of Salmonella that sickened 94 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia last November and December does appear to have originated at a sprouts farm in Urbana, IL. Tiny Greens Organic Farm was hit with a May 5 warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that discloses results of… Continue Reading

Jonathan’s Sprouts Recall is Extended

A Massachusetts company has expanded a recall to include all of its alfalfa sprouts, and products containing alfalfa sprouts, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. In a news release Sunday, Jonathan’s Sprouts of Rochester said the recall includes conventionally grown as well as alfalfa sprouts, regardless of sell-by date. Last week, an earlier recall… Continue Reading