After routine sampling turned up Salmonella, Mountain Sprouts is recalling organic sprouts under the following names: 4 ounce zesty greens, 5 ounce sprout salad, 4 ounce clover, 2 pound clover, 4 ounce alfalfa/broccoli, 4 ounce alfalfa sprouts, as well as 1 and 2 pound alfalfa sprouts.

According to a company press release, the sprouts were distributed through retail stores and wholesalers in California.

The products come in a 4 or 5 ounce clear, plastic, clamshell container and a 1 or 2 pound ziplock bag with a sell by date from 6/17/12 to 7/6/12. The recalled product labels can be found here.

The company said no illnesses have been associated with their sprouts.

Consumers who purchased these products should immediately discard them. Consumers needing additional information may contact Banner Mountain Sprouts at (916) 737-0424 or by email at

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Illnesses usually resolve themselves within a week, but complications can occur. Young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for more severe illness.

If you think you may have contracted a Salmonella infection, contact your healthcare provider.

  • chris

    what an awesome company to voluntarily pull their own product. i wish the big evil co’s would care about our food like that. oh well, in a perfect world……

  • doc raymnd

    Excuse me, Chris, but any company that tests a product likely to have a pathogen in or on it, like sprouts, is expected to hold that product until test results are known. That is the standard in the industry. This is not an “awesome” company.

  • Maybe the standard will be one day for the produce industry to use ScoringAg’s Ag-Pack Sanitizer Machine and Hydro-Cooler/Sanitizer with PAA and Hydrogen peroxide, that gives a 5 log reduction in pathogens in seconds.
    Especially in States with three-digit temperature readings at this time, field heat is a food safety problem. The affordable hydro-cooler for small and midsize farmers can cool produce down fast as tested with the University of Florida and provide safer food.
    It works also for sprouts!