A series of food products is being recalled because of their potential to cause an illness to anyone who consumes the items.
Banner Mountain Sprouts has issued a voluntary recall of several varieties of sprouts distributed to wholesalers and various retail outlets exclusively in the state of California. The products in question come in a 4 ounce, 5 ounce, 1 pound, or 2 pound package, and the items themselves are called zesty greens, sprout salad, alfalfa sprouts, alfalfa/broccoli, and clover. The containers, either a plastic Ziplock bag or a clamshell package, should have a use by date between June 17 and July 6.
Recent routine testing showed that the sprouts may have been contaminated with salmonella, a bacteria well-known for causing infection, with symptoms that may include diarrhea, vomiting and fever manifesting a couple days after consumption of a contaminated item. Hospitalization might be required should the illness be serious enough, but this usually isn’t the case, according to the company. There have been no reports of such an illness taking place because of the aforementioned items at this point in time.
Any of the recalled products in a consumer’s possesion should be thrown out immediately. Customers are encouraged to contact Banner Mountain Sprouts with any questions or concerns about exactly which products have been recalled, or for any other information.