May 9, 2012

Alfalfa sprouts recalled for possible listeria

Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, is recalling all alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

There are no lot codes or any other identifier on the product. The alfalfa sprouts were only distributed in Ohio.

The contamination was discovered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture while collecting and testing samples under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Microbiological Data Program. No illnesses have been reported to date. Symptoms can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can sometimes be fatal to individuals with weakened immune systems and can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased alfalfa sprouts produced by Cleveland Beansprouts should discard them. For other details, click here.

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