The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced yesterday that Banner Mountain Alfalfa Sprouts were being recalled for potential Salmonella contamination.  

banner-mt-alfalfa-sprouts.jpgConsumers who have the alfalfa sprouts in their possession should discard them or return them to the place of purchase.  The recalled alfalfa sprouts were sold in four-ounce, clear, flexible clamshell plastic containers with green labels.  Sell-by dates indicated on the sprout packages ranged from September 7 to October 8, 2010.

According to CDPH, no Salmonella cases have been reported in association with the recalled alfalfa sprouts.  Anyone who has consumed the alfalfa sprouts and experiences symptoms of Salmonella infection, including abdominal cramping, fever, and diarrhea, should contact a health care provider.

CDPH encourages consumers who find the sprouts still being sold at retail outlets to call the CDPH toll free complaint hotline at (800) 495-3232.