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Sprouters Northwest Expands Sprouts Product Recall Due to Possible Listeria (U.S. & Canada)
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (www.fda.gov), 2/1/13
Sprouters Northwest of Kent, Washington is voluntarily recalling all varieties of sprouts
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever,
All varieties of sprouts products including 3-Bean Munchie, Alfalfa, Bean, Broccoli, Brocco Sandwich sprouts, Clover, Deli, Spicy; Wheatgrass and/or Pea Shoots were distributed through 1/30/2013 in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and British Columbia, Canada through retail stores and food service distribution chain.
The affected products are sold under the Sprouters Northwest and LifeForce brand names and are packaged in plastic clamshell containers, plastic cups, plastic trays in 3 oz., 4 oz., 5 oz., and in plastic 1 lb. 2lb, or 5lb. bags. The Best by Dates are including all and up to 2/17/2013.
The problem was identified through surveillance of finished product samples collected at
Sprouters Northwest is working with WSDA and the Food & Drug Administration on this
Consumers should not consume the recalled sprouts product, wheatgrass, pea shoots and are advised to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-253-872-0577 from 7AM to 2PM PST.
Read the original release on the FDA site here.