A Kansas grower is recalling “Asian Mix Microgreens” from retailers in three states because a random sample tested by the Food and Drug Administration found Salmonella bacteria in the sprouts.
The ChloroFields branded microgreens from ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS, have sell-by dates of March 26, so there is concern retailers and consumers may still have the recalled product on hand.
“The products were distributed throughout Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, and were made available through retail grocery stores,” according to the recall notice on the FDA website.
“The product comes in a 1.5-ounce clamshell, and is identified as Asian Mix Microgreens with a sell by date of 3/26/2017. The sell by date is located on a white sticker on the bottom of the container. The UPC number of the product is 853763007096.”
Salmonella is a microscopic organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, with high-risk groups including children, the elderly, pregnant women and anyone with a weakened immune system.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.
No illnesses had been reported in relation to the recalled sprouted greens as of Thursday. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled microgreens and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the bacteria.
“Consumers are urged not to consume the product and to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to ChloroFields at 785-304-3226,” according to the recall notice.
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