California Sprouts Recalled Following Salmonella Detection

March 3, 2008

Two California companies are recalling alfalfa sprouts sold across the West because tests detected salmonella, which can be fatal.

The California Department of Public Health says no illnesses have been reported. The bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever and vomiting.

J.H. Caldwell and Sons of Maywood is recalling Always Fresh and Alfa One sprouts distributed to Trader Joes grocery stores in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. It also is recalling shipments to Beach Market, KV Mart and Superior Warehouse stores in California.

Salad Cosmo USA Corporation of Dixon is recalling sprouts distributed to stores in California and Washington, including SaveMart Supermarkets.

Salad Cosmo recalled the same product last May. State health officials are investigating, but say raw sprouts are especially vulnerable to bacteria growth.

Salad Cosmo referred calls to an attorney who did not immediately return telephone and e-mail messages Friday.

A telephone message left after hours at J.H. Caldwell and Sons also was not immediately returned.

Product codes and other recall information is available at

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