Sprouts Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
The Rhode Island Department of Health advises consumers of sprout products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an organism that can cause serious or fatal infections in young children, elderly or anyone with a weak immune system. Distribution of these sprouts included Shaws, Stop & Shop, Whole Foods and IGA in Rhode Island.
All items being recalled have a sell-by date code from 03/21/09 through 04/27/09 and are in four ounce plastic containers, with the exception of the 8-ounce Nature’s Promise Organic Alfalfa and the five-pound bag of bulk alfalfa sprouts.
There have been no cases of Listeria in Rhode Island in 2009. Anyone who bought an item on the recall list should throw away the product right away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
The following items have been recalled: Item UPC Code Specialty Farms Organic Alfalfa Sprouts 8192400052 Specialty Farms Organic Sprout Salad 8192400024 Specialty Farms Organic Spicy Sprouts 8192400058 Specialty Farms Organic Crunchy Sprouts 8192400061 Specialty Farms Organic Crunchy Pea Mix 8192400061 Specialty Farms Organic Clover Sprouts 8192400042 Specialty Farms Lucky Clover Sprouts 8192400091 Vermont Sprout House Organic Alfalfa Sprouts 2213601290 Vermont Sprout House Organic Clover 2213601293 Vermont Sprout House Organic Bean Mix 2213601180 Nature’s Promise Organic Zesty Sprouts 8826703903 Nature’s Promise Organic Alfalfa Spouts 8826704741 Nature’s Promise Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (8 oz) 8826704102 Nature’s Promise Organic Sprouts to Munch 8826704100 BroccoSprouts Broccoli Sprouts 1509800025 BroccoSprouts Salad Blend Broccoli, clover & radish 1509800026 BroccoSprouts Deli Blend Broccoli, clover & mustard 1509800027 BroccoSprouts Organic Broccoli Sprouts 100% organic 1509800118 BroccoSprouts Organic Deli Blend 100% organic broccoli, clover, mustard 1509800120 BroccoSprouts Organic Salad Blend 100% organic broccoli, clover, radish 150980119 5 pound bulk alfalfa, plastic bagged sprouts in a box with sticker identifying 5 pound bulk alfalfa, julien dates 069 through 097.
Symptoms of Listeria include high fever, sever headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.