Ontario Public Health is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis linked to alfalfa sprouts from Sunsprout Natural Foods, according to a recall update released late yesterday (September 19) by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Sunsprout has recalled two alfalfa sprout products due to Salmonella contamination.
CFIA advises that consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants, and institutions should not sell or use the following recalled products:
Sprouts Alive brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa, 100g:- All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13 (UPC 0 69022 10030 3)
Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa, 100g:- All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13 (UPC 0 57621 13511 6)
No information has been released as yet regarding the number of Salmonella infections under investigation in Ontario, nor are there any details available regarding the scope of the outbreak or severity of symptoms.
The recall announced yesterday is an update to an August 11th recall of Sunsprout brand Micro-Greens Alfalfa & Radish (100g; Batch code BBAUG11; UPC 0 57621 13512 3). No illnesses were associated with the August recall.
Distribution of the recalled sprouts appears to be limited to the province of Ontario.