June 15, 1999
Pinetree Garden Seeds Recalls 'Sprouting
Clover Seeds' - Possible Salmonella
New Gloucester, ME (SafetyAlerts) - Due to possible
Salmonella contamination, Pinetree Garden Seeds is voluntarily recalling its Sprouting
Sold via mail order to customers in the United
States and Canada, the seeds were packaged in a 3 oz. plastic bag which were labeled
"SP9, Packed for 1999 Sprouting Clover". The seeds were available from the
company's 1999-2000 seed catalog and were also sold as part of the Sprouting for Health
The company confirmed today that is was pulling
the product from its shelves and notifying customers that the CDC(through the FDA) had
implicated the seeds in a salmonella outbreak in Colorado.
The company has not received any reports of
illness. But it said customers should destroy any seeds purchased as well as any sprouts
produced from the seeds.
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