Specialty-Farms, LLC is voluntarily recalling Specialty Farms brand Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.
The sprouts are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes (Lm). <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled items both have a “sell-by date of 7/26/2010″ and are net weight four-ounces in plastic containers, as follows and were distributed to Price Chopper (Retailer) and Coosemanâ€™s NY (Distributor):
â€¢ Specialty Farms Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend with UPC 8192400108
â€¢ Specialty Farms Organic Sprout Salad with UPC 8192400024
Specialty-Farms, LLC voluntarily recalled sprouts on July 23, 2010 after laboratory analysis found positive results from one retail sample. All products dated 7/27/2010 and beyond are not included in this recall.
Products have been distributed in the following states: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Pennsylvania.
Specialty-Farms, LLC is currently in the process of determining exactly where this potential Lm contamination could be occurring in its facility and is immediately remedying the potential sources as they are identified. Specialty Farms, LLC hopes to return to full sprout production soon.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the point of purchase for refund and may contact Specialty-Farms, LLC with questions at (203) 366-6919 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Eastern Standard Time.