Recall of Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Expands

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Sunday’s recall of specific Specialty Farms organic alfalfa sprout products has been expanded.

Now, the company’s Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend (UPC 509800108) and Organic Sprout Salad (UPC 8192400024) with best if sold by dates of 8/3/2010 and 8/1/2010, respectively, may also be contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (Lm). This expansion reflects new “sell by” dates.

The company is also recalling the following Stop & Shop-brand products with a “best if sold by” date of 8/1/2010:

  • Nature’s Promise Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (4 oz.)—UPC 8826704741
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (8 oz.)—UPC 8826704102
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Zesty Sprouts (4 oz.) —UPC 8826703903

At press time, products dated 8/4/2010 and beyond were not included in this recall.

Products have been sold to distributors and retail stores in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

In a laboratory analysis, samples tested positive for Lm. No illnesses have been reported.

Specialty Farms is trying to determine where and how the sprouts were contaminated.

If you’ve purchased these products, return them to the store for a refund. If you have questions, please call Specialty Farms at (203) 366-6919 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST).

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