Sprouts produced by Bridgeport firm recalled

Source of Article:  http://blogs.courant.com/george_gombossy/2009/04/sprouts-produced-by-bridgeport.html



George Gombossy

 on April 9, 2009 1:38 PM

 Press rekease
Amalgamated Produce Inc. (API) of Bridgeport

HARTFORD, April 9 -- Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Jr. today warned consumers that sprout products produced by Amalgamated Produce Inc. (API) of Bridgeport, Connecticut are being recalled based on a sample collected from a supermarket in New York that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The sprouts products have been carried by Stop and Shop, ShopRite and Price Chopper stores in Connecticut. 

Though there are no illnesses reported in Connecticut, API is recalling its sprouts that have the potential to be contaminated.

The following products are being recalled. All items have a sell by date code from 3/31/09 through 4/27/09 and are net weight 4 ounces in plastic containers, with the noted exceptions of the 8-oz. Nature's Promise Organic Alfalfa and the five pound bag of bulk alfalfa sprouts.

BRAND                                  ITEM DESCRIPTION                           UPC

Specialty Farms                 Organic Alfalfa Sprouts                     8192400052
Specialty Farms                 Organic Sprout Salad                         8192400024
Specialty Farms                     Organic Spicy Sprouts                       8192400058
Specialty Farms                 Organic Crunchy Sprouts                  8192400061
Specialty Farms                 Organic Crunchy Pea Mix                        "        "
Specialty Farms                 Organic Clover Sprouts                     8192400042
Specialty Farms                                  Lucky Clover Sprouts                          8192400091
Vermont Sprout House            Organic Alfalfa Sprouts                2213601290
Vermont Sprout House                             Organic Clover                                2213601293
Vermont Sprout House                             Organic Bean Mix                          2213601180
Nature's Promise                       Organic Zesty Sprouts                   8826703903
Nature's Promise                             Organic Alfalfa Spouts                  8826704741
Nature's Promise                              Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (8 oz)        8826704102
Nature's Promise                              Organic Sprouts to Munch                 8826704100
BroccoSprouts                           Broccoli Sprouts                                1509800025
BroccoSprouts Salad Blend            Broccoli, clover & radish           1509800026
BroccoSprouts Deli Blend                Broccoli, clover & mustard           1509800027
BroccoSprouts Organic             Broccoli Sprouts  -- 100% organic     1509800118
BroccoSprouts Organic Deli Blend       100% organic broccoli, clover, mustard     1509800120
BroccoSprouts Organic Salad Blend      100% organic broccoli, clover,radish        150980119
5 pound bulk alfalfa                                    Plastic bagged sprouts in a box with
sticker identifying 5 pound bulk alfalfa,
julien dates 069 through 097.


Department of Consumer Protection / page 2
Sprouts release, April 9, 2009

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms from Listeria, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Stores throughout the Northeast and Connecticut have received shipments of these items, and are being directed to remove them immediately from store shelves. Consumer Protection inspectors and the Food and Drug Administration are working with API to determine the source of the contamination. Consumers with sprouts from this company should discard the product immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

The Department of Consumer Protection continues its ongoing work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist in the evaluation of recalls of food and other products. 



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