The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of Susprout Natural Foods product, Greens Alfalfa due to possible Salmonella contamination.
According to the CFIA, the warning issued on August 11 has now been changed to a recall of the Sprouts Alive brand and Sunsprout brand Micro, Greens Alfalfa, from the marketplace on September 19.
“Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections,” said the CFIA
“Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.”
At the moment, Public Health Ontario is investigating “an outbreak of human illness associated with consumption of these products.”
In August, peaches were recalled across Canada due to possible salmonella contamination.
Overall, 11 different UPC coded products were being recalled at the time and the CFIA warned consumers not to purchase the product.
Last week, Health Authorities provided an update regarding the ongoing Salmonella outbreak that has been linked to red onions imported from the US.
As of September 14, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported 506 confirmed cases in Canada.
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“This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products,” said the food inspection agency.
“The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.”