Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts Recall
|Date:||June 20, 2012|
|What:||Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts|
Leasa Industries Co. of Miami, Florida is recalling 433 cases of Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts with use by date 7/2/12, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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, 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 Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts is in 6 oz. clear plastic containers with a UPC 75465-55912 and has an expiration date of 7/2/12. The UPC 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.
The potential for contamination was discovered when routine customer sample testing revealed the presence of Salmonella.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Should you have any of the Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts 6 oz. containers with use by date of 7/2/12, please dispose of the product by throwing away in the trash receptacle. All grocery stores, food services, and other retailers who have Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts with use by date of 7/2/12 should remove these products from their shelves as well. Consumers with questions can contact Leasa Industries Co. at 1-800-362-7669, Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern time.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.