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Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled Nationwide: Possible Salmonella Contamination

TINY GREENS ORGANIC FARM FOOD CO. RECALLS ALFALFA SPROUTS BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK. 51 CONFIRMED CASES OF SALMONELLA POISONING

Food Poisoning Alert: Salmonella Poisoning linked to Alfalfa Sprouts

December 29, 2010 – Tiny Greens of Urbana, Ill., is recalling all Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts sold from November 1st thru December 21st because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The sprouts were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

Products included in this recall – 4 oz. Spicy Sprouts and 4 oz., 1 lb., 2 lb., & 5 lb. Alfalfa Sprouts (all package sizes) with lot codes 348, 350, or 354, or having a “sell by” date of 12/29/10, 12/31/10 or 1/04/11. As well, any product containing alfalfa sprouts with lot number 305 thru 348 or ”sell by” dates from 12/16/10 thru 12/29/10.

51 cases of Salmonella Poisoning Reported

To date, there have been at least 51 confirmed cases of Salmonella in Illinois and around that same number in 15 other states. The illnesses were reported after individuals reported eating alfalfa sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Illinois. The FDA and Tiny Greens and the Illinois Department of Public Health continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Important Salmonella Poisoning Information

Salmonella food poisoning is caused by the Salmonella bacterium, and results in the swelling of the lining of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis). While domestic and wild animals can transmit this illness, most people become infected by ingesting foods contaminated with significant amounts of Salmonella. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

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The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in alfalfa sprout recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella poisoning cases in all 50 states.

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