Sprouts produced by Bridgeport firm recalled
9, 2009 1:38 PM
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.
Organic Crunchy Pea
Lucky Clover Sprouts
Vermont Sprout House
Organic Alfalfa Sprouts
Organic Bean Mix
Organic Alfalfa Sprouts (8 oz)
Organic Sprouts to
BroccoSprouts Salad Blend
Broccoli, clover & radish
BroccoSprouts Deli Blend
Broccoli, clover &
Broccoli Sprouts -- 100% organic
BroccoSprouts Organic Deli Blend 100% organic
broccoli, clover, mustard 1509800120
BroccoSprouts Organic Salad Blend 100% organic
broccoli, clover,radish 150980119
5 pound bulk
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.