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CDPH ISSUES WARNING NOT TO EAT BANNER MOUNTAIN ALFALFA SPROUTS 

Date: 9/30/2010 

Number: 10-074 

Contact: Al Lundeen (916) 440-7259 

SACRAMENTO 

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today warned consumers to not eat Banner Mountain Alfalfa Sprouts because the sprouts may 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. 
Banner Mt Sprout package label
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea which may be bloody. Most infected people recover within a week. Some people may develop complications that require hospitalization. Infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk for more severe illness. Routine surveillance samples of Banner Mountain Alfalfa Sprouts were found contaminated with Salmonella. 

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. 

CDPH recommends consumers who experience symptoms of Salmonella infection after consuming Banner Mountain Alfalfa Sprouts should consult their health care provider. Consumers that observe the product being offered for sale are encouraged to report their findings to the CDPH toll free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.

 

 
 
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