CFIA Recalls Sprouts - Possible Salmonella Contamination
Barbara McPherson | August 10, 2009 at 10:44 amby
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The CFIA has issued a recall notice for Sunsprout Natural Foods' Sprouts Alive and Sun Sprout product because of possible contamination by Salmonella bacteria.
Brand Product Size UPC Sprouts Alive Baby Onion Sprouts 70 g (2.5 oz) 0 69022 00032 0 sun sprout Alfalfa & Onion Sprouts 135 g (4.76 oz) 0 57621 13506 2
Salmonella bacteria can cause a wide range of symptoms if ingested. Some people will not get sick at all, others may face life threatening illness. Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria will not smell or look 'off'. If you have purchased these products do not eat them. Take them back to the place where you purchased them.
Sprouts Alive and sun sprouts were distributed in Ontario, the Maritimes and possibly Quebec.
If you are growing sprouts at home, be sure to be meticulously clean. The sprouting containers, the water and your hands must be bacteria free as the three or four days it takes to sprout the seeds gives bacteria ideal conditions to grow and multiply.