The California Department of Public Health warned consumers not to eat certain brands of alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, there have been illnesses reported across the state of California, including one in Contra Costa County and two in San Francisco. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Consumers who believe they are ill from contaminated alfalfa sprouts should refrigerate the remaining sprouts and call Environmental Health Services at 831-454-2022.
The recalled products include:
-Salad Cosmo Alfalfa Sprouts, sold by Salad Cosmo USA Corp. in 2.5-ounce containers with white and green labels, and in clear 1-pound bags with blue labeling. Product codes on these containers are 0219, 0220, 0221, 0222, 0223, 0224, 0226, 0227, 0228, 0229, 0302 and 0303
-Always Fresh and Alfa One Alfalfa Sprouts, produced by J.H. Caldwell and Sons, Inc. in 4-ounce and 5-ounce containers. Product codes on these containers are 202182, 202192, 202212, 202222, 202232, 202252, 202262 and 202272.
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