Ontario Alfalfa sprouts recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination
The label found on recalled Alfalfa sprouts is shown in a CFIA handout image.
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:11AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:18AM EDT
OTTAWA -- A recall has been issued for Sprouts Alive brand and Sunsprout brand Micro - Greens Alfalfa due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the products were distributed across Ontario.
It also notes that Public Health Ontario is investigating an outbreak of human illness associated with consumption of these products.
The items being recalled - Sprouts Alive Micro - Greens Alfalfa and Sunsprout Micro - Greens Alfalfa, both have best before dates of Oct. 13, 2020.
The CFIA says consumers or businesses that have the products should throw them out or return them to the place of purchase.
Salmonella poisoning can result in a wide range of symptoms, from short-term fever, headache and nausea to more serious issues including severe arthritis and, in rare cases, even death.