|July 16, 2004,
as reported by just-food.com: Aconbury sprouted
alfalfa products may be contaminated with salmonella the
UK Food Standards Agency warned. The FSA urged consumers
not to eat certain batches of the greens.
Tests found the food poisoning bug present in organic
alfalfa produced by Aconbury Sprouts. The FSA has asked
local authorities to ensure effected batches are removed
from sale but since the contaminated sprouted seeds
have a shelf life as long as July 28, 2004 it is likely
some consumer already have the sprouts at home.
Anyone who has any of these alfalfa sprouts is advised
not to eat them because of the risk of food poisoning.
Alfalfa sprouts are usually eaten uncooked in salads
or sandwiches, and so people are unlikely to kill the
bug through cooking.
Herefordshire-based Aconbury Sprouts supplies organic
sprouted seeds nationwide. Most of the affected products
are believed to have gone to health food shops, markets
and small retailers, rather than major supermarkets.