Sprouts Alive brand and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
September 19, 2020
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Sunsprout Natural Foods
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
14013

Last updated:

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 19, 2020 - The food safety warning issued on August 11, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (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. Consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants, and institutions should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

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

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call 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.

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.

Who is affected

Public Health Ontario is investigating an outbreak of human illness associated with consumption of these products.

Background

This 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 industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

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