LEASA Industries Co., Inc. is recalling 346 cases of LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts with use by date 2/1/12, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled sprouts were distributed to retail and food service companies in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Winn-Dixie announced a related recall.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The affected product is in 6 oz. clear plastic containers with a UPC code of 75465-55912 and has an expiration date of 2/1/12. The UPC code is located on the side of the label at the side of the container. The expiration date of the package is located on the side of the container.
Consumers with questions should contact LEASA at 800-362-7669, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST.
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