Organic sprouts contaminated with salmonella

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.




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