Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 12, 2013 21:38 ET

Health Hazard Alert-Certain Sunsprout and SproutsAlive Brands Alfalfa Sprouts May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 12, 2013) -

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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.

The following alfalfa sprout products are affected by the recall:

Brand UPC Size Best before Code
Sunsprout 0 57621 13501 7 140 g BB JUN 13
SproutsAlive 0 69022 00030 6 140 g BB JUN 13

These products have been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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.

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 at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page at: http://inspection.gc.ca/food_poisoning.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

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