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March 8, 2000

FDA Releases Brands of Alfalfa Seeds and Sprouts Associated with Salmonella Outbreak Last October

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the recall of over 32,900 pounds of alfalfa seeds and sprouts that have been recalled because they were associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen in Wisconsin last October.

The recalled products were produced by International Specialty Supply, also known as Prime Seed Company and repacked by various suppliers.  The products part of this recall are:

L. Stewart Company, Inc. Alfalfa Seeds, in 50-pound white woven nylon fabric bags - CODE COA98. Recall #F-160-0.  This product was distributed nationwide.

Pleasant Hill Grain Sprouting Seeds in clear plastic zip-lock bags, approximately 2 pounds. Recall #F-161-0. This product was distributed nationwide.

Joseph Company Ltd. Alfalfa Seeds in 5-gallon plastic buckets. Recall #F-162-0. This product was distributed in Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Kentucky.

Spring Valley Gardens, Inc. Alfalfa Sprouts in 5-pound and 2-pound clear unlabeled plastic bags, and in 4-ounce retail containers. Recall #F-163-0.  This product was distributed in Ohio.

Sproutstation, Inc. Alfalfa Sprouts in 4-ounce clear plastic retail containers. Recall #F-164-0.  This product was distributed in Mississippi.

Pennington Greens Alfalfa Sprouts in 5-ounce, 1-pound, 2-pound, and 2 1/2-pound clear plastic bags labeled in part "Pennington Sprouts"; and Various weights in plastic bags labeled in part "Boise Co-Op". Recall #F-165-0. CODE - Product labeled with the Pennington label is not coded. Product labeled with the Boise Co-Op label bearing a date of 10/20/99.   This product was distributed in Idaho.

Living Foods Alfalfa products:
a) Alfalfa Sprouts
(1) Living Foods Alfalfa Sprouts, in 4-ounce plastic tubs
(2) Living Foods Alfalfa Sprouts, in 5-pound clear plastic bags.
(3) Aunt Mid's Alfalfa Sprouts, in 4-ounce plastic tubs.
(4) Aunt Mid's Alfalfa Sprouts, Naturally Grown, in 4-ounce plastic bags.
(5) Living Foods Alfalfa Sprouts, in 4-ounce plastic bags.

b) Living Foods Spicy Sprouts, in 4-ounce plastic bags.

c) Living Foods Alfalfa and Onion Sprouts, in 4-ounce plastic bags

d) Living Foods Alfalfa and Garlic Sprouts, in 4-ounce plastic tubs.

e) Living Foods Sprout Salad, in 4-ounce plastic tubs.

f) Living Foods Alfalfa and Radish Sprouts, in 4-ounce plastic tubs.

Recall #F-170/175-0. Products bear expiration dates from 9/3/99 to 11/3/99 in form 11 03 on white stick-on label. No other codes are used.  This product was distributed in Michigan and Ohio.

This Class I recall was initiated by the various repackers between October 22 and October 31, 1999 via direct communication means.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA has stated that these companies have completed the required recall procedure.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 8, 2000.

 
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