Brooklyn-Based Alfalfa Recalled for Salmonella

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Michael Duva
    New York state issued a warning against eating raw alfalfa sprouts, which could be contaminated with salmonella.

    New York agricultural officials say some packages of alfalfa sprouts from Snow White Food Products Inc. are being recalled due to the presence of salmonella.

    The recalled alfalfa sprouts are packaged in 3.5 ounce plastic clamshell containers. They have a UPC code of 0-46421-11236-6. The product from the Brooklyn-based company was distributed in New York state and potentially elsewhere in the New York City region. Officials are investigating how broadly the sprouts were distributed.

    Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or people with weakened immune systems.

    Consumers who bought the containers are urged to return them or throw them away. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 718-230-5625.

    The warning comes just days after an outbreak of salmonella illnesses linked to shell eggs has prompted a nationwide recall of 13 popular egg brands produced by an Iowa company and triggered a multi-state investigation that is expected to grow, federal health officials said Tuesday.

    So far, clusters of illnesses linked to eggs have been confirmed in at least three states, California, Colorado and Minnesota, the Centers for Disease Control said.