Certain Sunsprout and SproutsAlive brands alfalfa sprouts may contain Salmonella bacteria

Starting date:
June 12, 2013
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Health Hazard Alert
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Sunsprout Natural Foods
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
8068

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 12, 2013 - 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.

Affected products

Affected products
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

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Media enquiries

Glen Sinnamon
Sunsprout Natural Foods
403-227-0098
headoffice@sproutz.com

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Glen Sinnamon, Sunsprout Natural Foods, at 403-227-0098 or email at headoffice@sproutz.com ; or,

CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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.