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Leasa Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled

Friday, 22 June 2012 12:55 PM

For the second time this year, Leasa Industries Co. Inc. of Miami is recalling hundreds of cases of alfalfa sprouts because of potential salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
The voluntary recall involves 433 cases of Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts with a “use by” date of July 2. The sprouts were sold in six-ounce clear plastic containers with a UPC code of 75465-55912 (located on the side of the label at the side of the container).
Consumers who purchased the products are urged to throw them away in.
“This is a cautionary measure to assure our customers of safe products,” Leasa officials said in a press release. “All grocery stores, food services, and other retailers who have Leasa Living Alfalfa Sprouts with [July 2 expiration dates] should remove these products from their shelves as well.”
Officials said the potential contamination was discovered when routine customer sample testing revealed the presence of salmonella.
No illnesses have been reported.
In January, Leasa recalled 346 cases of its alfalfa sprouts because of potential salmonella contamination, the FDA said. The recalled alfalfa sprouts were distributed in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi to retail stores and food service companies.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
For more information, call Leasa at 800-362-7669.

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Friday, 22 June 2012 12:55 PM
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