|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.