CFIA expands warning over Sprouts Alive products due to possible salmonella contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding its warning not to consume certain Sprouts Alive brand products because they may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

The update adds alfalfa sprouts to the warning.

The following products bearing best-before date codes from Aug. 29, 2009, to Sept. 11, 2009, inclusive are affected by this recall:

· Sprouts Alive Baby Onion Sprouts, 70 g (2.5 oz.) with a UPC code of 0 69022 00032 0.
· Sprouts Alive Alfalfa & Onion Sprouts,130 g with a UPC code of 0 69022 00039 9

The best-before date is shown in one of the following formats: "Best Before dd mm yy", "EX mmm dd yy", or "EX mm dd yy". For example, a best-before date of Sept. 11, 2009, could appear as "Best Before 11 SE 09", "EX SEP 11 09", or "EX 09 11 09".

These products have been distributed in Alberta, but may also have been distributed nationally.

Recall notice