Saturday, March 1, 2008

Alfalfa Seeds Sprout Salmonella In California

The California Department of Public Health has warned consumers against eating three brands of alfalfa sprouts that may contain Salmonella. The sprouts, which were produced by two different companies, are sold in several western and southwestern states. No illnesses have been associated with these products.

Salad Cosmo Alfalfa Sprouts, a product of Salad Cosmo USA Corp., was distributed to wholesalers and to retail stores, including SaveMart Supermarkets, in California and Washington States. Always Fresh and Alfa One (J.H. Caldwell and Sons Inc.) are sold through wholesalers and through several retail chains, including Trader Joe's, in six states – California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Please see the CDPH Press Release for details on the lot numbers included in the recall.

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