Sprouts sicken lots
Posted: October 1st, 2010 - 12:44am by Doug Powell
Sprouts seem to be making barf in lots of places.
In addition to the 125 confirmed cases in the U.K., both New York and California today issued recalls for poop on sprouts.
The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets alerted consumers that Essex Farm Inc. located at 120 Essex St. #32 & 33, in New York, New York, is recalling all packages of "Soybean Sprouts" due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Meanwhile, the California Department of Public Health today warned consumers not to eat Banner Mountain Alfalfa Sprouts because they might be contaminated with salmonella.
Consumers should discard the sprouts or return them to the place of purchase. No illnesses have been associated with the Banner Mountain product at this time, according to the CDPH.
The recalled alfalfa sprouts are packaged in four-ounce, clear, flexible, clamshell plastic containers with green labels containing sell by dates from September 7 to October 8, 2010.