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Specialty Farms Recalls Organic Alfalfa Sprouts

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Washington, DCSpecialty-Farms, LLC is voluntarily recalling Specialty Farms brand Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad. The sprouts are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

All products dated 7/27/2010 and beyond are not included in this recall. For a complete list of affected items please see the link below. These items both have a "sell-by date of 7/26/2010" and are net weight 4 ounces in plastic containers. The affected items were distributed to the following companies:

1. Price Chopper (Retailer)
2. Cooseman's NY (Distributor)

Products have been distributed in the following states: NY, CT, MA, NH, VT, PA.

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