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Human salmonella illnesses associated with expanded sprout recall

A Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)  food safety warning issued on August 11, 2020, has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the CFIA food safety investigation. Sunsprout Natural Foods is recalling Sprouts Alive brand and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.  According to CFIA, consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants, and institutions should not sell or use the recalled products described below.
Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Sprouts Alive Micro – Greens Alfalfa 100 g 0 69022 10030 3 All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13
Sunsprout Micro – Greens Alfalfa 100 g 0 57621 13511 6 All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13
Public Health Ontario is investigating an outbreak of human illness associated with the consumption of these products.

The recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that the industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.  It also advises:

  • If you think you might be sick from consuming a recalled product, consult your doctor.
  • Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment.
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
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Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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