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Dec 272011
 

From Green Right Now Reports

After a random sample turned up salmonella contamination in a package of its alfalfa sprouts in mid-December, Green Valley Food Corp. of Dallas, recalled 650 cases of alfalfa sprouts. The company has now expanded that voluntary recall to include nearly 7,000 cases of “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts.

The single 5 0z. container tested positive on Dec. 12 for Salmonella, which can cause serious and even fatal infections in young children, the elderly or people with immune-suppression conditions. Salmonella poisoning typically causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

No confirmed illnesses, however, have been reported because of possible wider contamination of Green Valley’s sprouts. Those sprouts affected by the cautionary recall bear “use by” dates ranging from 12/22/2011 to 1/1/2012.

The sprouts being recalled include mainly alfalfa sprouts, but also some “spicy” and onion sprouts.

For more information, see the Food and Drug Administration recall notice.

Consumers may also call 214-939-3900 for more information.

The items affected in the recall were all distributed in Texas to retail and wholesale outlets. They include:

  • “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. containers with the UPC number 714722228818
  • “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Spicy Sprouts 5 oz. containers with the UPC number 71472222991
  • Alfalfa Sprouts 4oz. clamshell UPC number 815098001088
  • “100% Natural Onion Sprouts” 4oz. clamshell UPC number 815098002054