Fresh Sprouts brand Fresh Bean Sprouts recalled due to salmonella

Fresh Sprouts brand Fresh Bean Sprouts recalled due to salmonella

Fresh Sprout International is recalling Fresh Sprouts brand Fresh Bean Sprouts from the marketplace due to possible salmonella contamination.

Consumers should not eat the sprouts from this brand in packages sized 454 grams with a UPC code of 8 27468 00100 0, according to a Canadian Food Inspection Agency news release.

This Feb. 21 recall was triggered by test results in Ontario, and the agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products, according to the release.

The agency is verifying that the industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

So far, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information or to report an illness, the public can call 1-800-442-2342 in Canada and the U.S.

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