company recalls alfalfa sprouts sold to wholesalers, restaurants after
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06/20/09 7:00 PM EDT
ARCADIA, CALIF. — A Southern California company has
recalled alfalfa sprouts that may be contaminated with salmonella.
Los Angeles Calco, Inc. of Arcadia announced Tuesday that
it is recalling 4-ounce containers of sprouts that it distributed to
three wholesalers in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa.
The containers carry sell-by dates of April 23 and May 2.
A company official says the sprouts were sold to
restaurants but did not go to any retail markets.
Calco says routine testing detected salmonella in some
samples but no illnesses have been reported.
Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever and
vomiting. Infections can be deadly to young children, the elderly and
those with weakened immune systems.