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July 5, 2011: Evergreen Fresh Sprouts Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts Due To Salmonella Risk

On July 1, 2011, Idaho-Evergreen Fresh Sprouts announced a recall for its Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, SalmonellaThe recalled sprouts have been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis food poisoning in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey, and Washington.  The FDA reports that as of June 27, 2011, a total of 21 illnesses have been linked to this latest Salmonella outbreak, including three patient hospitalizations.

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The most common symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours of consuming contaminated food. Additional symptoms may include chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days. Infection is typically confirmed by a stool culture. 

Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. 

According to a company press release, the Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts subject to recall were distributed in Washington and Idaho to four distributors and three retail stores.  The recalled sprouts are coded with Expiration Dates from 06 22 through 07 14, and are identified as follows:

  • Alfalfa Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 4 oz. bag, UPC 8 38796 00103 7.
  • Alfalfa Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 16 oz. bag, UPC 8 38796 00108 2.
  • Alfalfa Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 5 lb. bag, no UPC.
  • Spicy Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 4 oz. bag, UPC 8 38796 00102 0.
  • Spicy Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 16 oz. or 5 lb. bag, no UPC.

Consumers are warned that they should not eat the recalled sprouts.

Epidemiological studies indicate that the recalled Evergreen Produce Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts were the common food eaten by patients infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.  The product is still being tested. 

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