Alfalfa Sprouts Contaminated with Salmonella Anatum and Salmonella Infantis
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October 29, 1997 97-44
RECALLS AND FIELD CORRECTIONS: FOODS -- CLASS I ============
PRODUCT Sprout products, with the exception of the snow pea sprouts, the products are packaged in 12-packs containing 4-oz. plastic cups which are labeled with the company name. All of the sprout varieties are also packaged in 2-lb. unlabeled plastic bags. With the exception of the snow pea sprouts, all of the varieties are packaged in 5-lb. unlabeled plastic bags contained inside of a labeled case:
a) First Harvest Alfalfa Sprouts
b) First Harvest Mung Bean Sprouts
c) First Harvest Mixture (adzuki, lentils, green pea)
d) First Harvest Radish Sprouts
e) First Harvest Spicy Sprouts (alfalfa and radish)
f) First Harvest Crispy Sprout Mix (green peas, Chinese red beans, lentils)
g) Snow Pea Sprouts. Recall #F-058/063-8.
CODE All product.
MANUFACTURER First Harvest, Kansas City, Kansas.
RECALLED BY Manufacturer, by telephone on June 2&3, 1997. Firm-initiated recall complete.
DISTRIBUTION Kansas and Missouri.
QUANTITY Firm estimates none remains on the market.
REASON The sprouts were found contaminated with Salmonella Anatum and/or Salmonella Infantis and were associated with an outbreak of salmonellosis.