On May 21, 2010, the FDA announced an alfalfa sprout recall after the sprouts were linked to a Salmonella food poisoning outbreak in 10 States. Caldwell Fresh Foods of Maywood, CA, recalled all of its alfalfa sprouts marketed under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, Nature’s Choice, and California Exotics brands.
The recalled raw alfalfa sprouts were packaged and labeled as: Caldwell Fresh Foods alfalfa sprouts – 4-ounce plastic cups and one pound plastic bags and in 2-pound and 5-pound plastic bags in cardboard boxes with sticker affixed with the printed words “Caldwell Fresh Foods”; Nature’s Choice alfalfa sprouts – 4-ounce plastic cups; California Exotics brands alfalfa sprouts – 5-ounce plastic clamshell containers.
The recalled products have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections in consumers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Wisconsin. The sprouts were distributed to a variety of restaurants, delicatessens and retailers, including Trader Joe’s and Wal-Mart stores.
To learn more about the symptoms of salmonellosis, please see Salmonella Food Poisoning Symptoms.
The FDA reminds sprout producers that the likelihood of Salmonella and other pathogens in sprouts can be reduced by employing preventive controls contained in FDA’s Sprout Guidance.
The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you are the victim of a Salmonella food poisoning outbreak and would like more information concerning your legal rights, please select Salmonella Lawsuit or call us toll free at 877-934-6274.