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Evergreen Alfalfa Sprout Recall Lawsuit

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Consumer Alert: Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC is currently recalling alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts nationwide because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. To date, at least 21 cases of salmonella infection have been linked to the sprouts in question. Consumers are urged to discard all sprouts included in this recall and contact a doctor immediately if symptoms of food poisoning appear.

Free Evergreen Fresh Alfalfa Sprout Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has become severely sickened after consuming Evergreen Fresh alfalfa sprouts included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

What’s the problem?

July 1, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Moyie Springs, Idaho-Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC is now recalling alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The following sprouts have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections:

·         Alfalfa Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 4 oz. bag, UPC 8 38796 00103 7.
·         Alfalfa Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 16 oz. bag, UPC 8 38796 00108 2.
·         Alfalfa Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 5 lb. bag, no UPC.
·         Spicy Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 4 oz. bag, UPC 8 38796 00102 0.
·         Spicy Sprouts, Evergreen Produce, 16 oz. or 5 lb. bag, no UPC.

These products are coded with expiration dates from 6/22 through 7/14, and were distributed in Washington and Idaho by direct delivery to four distributors and three retail stores. As of this writing, at least 21 people – three of whom required hospitalization – have been infected with Salmonella Enteritidis in the following states: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey and Washington.

While none of the recalled products have tested positive for Salmonella bacteria, epidemiological evidence has indicated that Evergreen Produce alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts are the common food ingested by the affected individuals. Independent tests continue to be conducted on the sprouts in question to determine the source of the outbreak.

Consumers are advised to destroy all recalled products and report any food poisoning symptoms to a physician immediately. Click here to learn more about other recent alfalfa sprout recalls.

Salmonella Enteritidis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Salmonella serotype Enteritidis (SE) is one of the most common varieties of salmonella infection reported each year around the country. An individual infected with SE usually has fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea beginning 12 to 72 hours after consuming contaminated products.

The sickness typically lasts four to seven days, and most otherwise healthy individuals recover without medical intervention. Infants, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems may have a more serious illness. In these individuals, the infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and can cause death unless the person is treated with antibiotics immediately.

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