The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Sunsprout brand Micro-Greens Alfalfa & Radish because of possible Salmonella contamination. The CFIA is telling retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the product.
The product subject to the warning:
Micro – Greens
Alfalfa & Radish
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The warning was triggered by CFIA test results, and has prompted a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
As of now, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a healthcare provider.
For questions and concerns, the CFIA can be reached at 1-800-442-2342
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled product and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
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