FDA Press Release: Jonathans Sprouts is now recalling all lots of its alfalfa products due to potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Consumers should avoid eating recalled sprouts and discard all products immediately.
Free Jonathans Sprouts Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with salmonella poisoning after consuming alfalfa products 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?
April 22, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that Jonathans Sprouts of Rochester, MA will be upgrading its recall of conventional alfalfa sprout products with a specific sell-by date to include all of its alfalfa products, conventional and organic, with all sell-by dates, as a precaution, because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Six products are involved including:
- Jonathan’s 4oz Alfalfa Sprouts – all sell-by dates
- Jonathan’s 4oz Organic Alfalfa Sprouts – all sell-by dates
- Jonathan’s 4oz Alfalfa with Radish Sprouts – all sell-by dates
- Jonathan’s 4oz Organic Alfalfa with Radish Sprouts – all sell-by dates
- Jonathan’s 4oz Gourmet Sprouts – all sell-by dates
- Jonathan’s 4oz Alfalfa with Dill Sprouts – all sell-by dates
- Jonathan’s 8oz Alfalfa Sprouts – all sell-by dates
- Jonathan’s Organic Sprout Salad – all sell by dates
The products are sold in plastic containers and sold at the following stores:
- Grand Union
- Stop & Shop
- Roche Brothers
The product listed below is distributed in bulk to food service establishments (restaurants, etc):
- Jonathan’s 5lb Bulk Alfalfa in waxed 18”x11” cardboard cartons – all codes
- Jonathan’s 5lb Bulk Organic Alfalfa Sprouts in waxed 18” x 11” cardboard cartons – all codes
- Jonathan’s 4lb Bulk Alfalfa Sprouts in bags 2lb bags in a 13”x9”x6” cardboard carton – all codes
The products containing alfalfa sprouts were distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Consumers who have purchased Jonathans Sprouts products containing alfalfa sprouts are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
According to the Mayo Clinic, salmonella food poisoning is one of the most common intestinal infections reported nationwide. Each year, over a million people contract the infection and approximately 400 people die from salmonella poisoning. Symptoms include (but are not limited to):
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle pains
- Blood in the stool
If you feel that you or someone you know has food poisoning, seek medical attention immediately by visiting your doctor or by dialing 911.
Do I have a Jonathans Sprouts Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Jonathans Sprouts recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.