Updated Health Hazard Alert – Certain Sunsprout and SproutsAlive brands Alfalfa Sprouts may contain Salmonella bacteria
Ottawa, June 14, 2013 – The public warning issued on June 12, 2013 has been updated to include additional distribution information.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sunsprout Natural Foods are warning the public not to consume the Sunsprout and SproutsAlive brand alfalfa sprouts described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
The manufacturer, Sunsprout Natural Foods, Brantford, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand Name||Size||UPC||Additional Info|
|Sunsprout||140 g||0 57621 13501 7||Best before Code
BB JUN 13
|SproutsAlive||140 g||0 69022 00030 6||Best before Code
BB JUN 13
For more information, consumers and industry can contact:
Glen Sinnamon, Sunsprout Natural Foods, at 403-227-0098 or email at email@example.com
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.
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