US: Recall of products due to possible Salmonella contamination

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

SunSprout Enterprises is also voluntarily recalling two lots of Alfalfa Sprouts due to potential contamination with Salmonella. It is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Wegmans recall
Wegmans voluntarily recalls these products because some of the soil they were grown in, supplied to Wegmans Organic Farm by bio365 of Ithaca, New York, tested positive for Salmonella by the supplier. This is out of an abundance of caution. No illnesses have been associated with this recall.

The affected products were sold at various Wegmans stores in NY, PA, MA, NJ, VA, MD & NC. A full list of potentially affected items can be found on the recall page of Wegmans.comExternal Link Disclaimer and are highlighted below.

Customers should return these products to the service desk for a full refund. Those with questions may contact Wegmans Food Markets at 1-855-934-3663 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SunSprout recall
SunSprout Enterprises voluntarily recalls two lots (#4211 and 5211) of raw alfalfa sprouts in 4-ounce clamshells, with best-by dates between 12/10/22 and 12/27/22, due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

SunSprout directly distributed 808 pounds of product to five food service and grocery customers in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa between late November and early December 2022. No other SunSprout lot codes or products are impacted by this voluntary recall.

The raw alfalfa sprouts are packaged in 4-ounce clamshells with best buy dates between 12/10/2022 and 12/27/2022 and lot codes #4211 and 5211. The lot code and best buy date can be found on the front of the package. The alfalfa sprouts are available in the produce section of grocery stores. To date, SunSprout has received no complaints or reports of illness due to this recalled product. This voluntary recall is a result of a preliminary investigation by the State of Nebraska in connection with the CDC of an outbreak of illness likely associated with alfalfa sprouts. SunSprout, out of an abundance of caution, is initiating this voluntary recall while it further investigates how this alfalfa product was handled and stored after it left its Nebraska facility.

Customers with products from this lot number in their possession should stop using them and dispose of them immediately. Consumers are also encouraged to follow all safe handling instructions and wash their hands and all preparation surfaces after handling any raw product. If consumers have any questions, they can contact SunSprout by email at Admin@sunsprouts.com anytime. Responses will be provided Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. CST.

For more information:
Deana Percassi
Wegmans Food Markets
Tel: +1 855 934 3663
Email: deana.percassi@wegmans.com 

Mike Rhodes 
SunSprouts
Tel: +1 402 331 0803
Email: Admin@sunsprouts.com 


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