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Sprouts Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers of sprout products from Specialty Farms and Nature’s Promise brands may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an organism that can cause serious or fatal infections in young children, elderly or anyone with a weak immune system. These sprouts were sold at Stop & Shop stores in Rhode Island.

All items being recalled have a sell-by date of 08/03/2010 or 08/01/2010. The following items have been recalled:

Item UPC Code Specialty Farms Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend (sell by 08/03/2010) 509800108 Specialty Farms Organic Sprout Salad (sell by 08/03/2010) 8192400024 Nature’s Promise 4-ounce Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (sell by 08/01/2010) 8826704741 Nature’s Promise 8-ounce Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (sell by 08/01/2010) 8826704102 Nature’s Promise 4-ounce Organic Zesty Sprouts (sell by 08/01/2010) 8826703903

In Rhode Island, there have been no reported cases of listeria associated with this recall. Anyone who bought an item on the recall list should throw the product away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Symptoms of Listeria include high fever, sever headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

To view the complete FDA recall notice, visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm220589.htm

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 07-30-2010

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