Food products contaminated with Salmonella can result in serious consumer illness and sometimes fatal infections among the young and senior population, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt
Supermarket chain Winn-Dixie Stores is recalling some LEASA Living alfalfa sprouts because they may have potentially been exposed to salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
The recall includes the LEASA Living alfalfa sprouts sold in six ounce packages with the UPC code 7546555912. The company said it was also using an abundance of caution and recalling four ounce packages of LEASA broccoli sprouts with the UPC code 7546555636; six ounce packages of LEASA gourmet sprouts with the UPC code 7546555633; six ounce packages of LEASA spicy sprouts with the UPC code 7546555635 and six ounce packages of LEASA onion sprouts with the UPC code 7546555634.
The sprouts are being removed from all its stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. They were sold from Jan. 7 through Wednesday and have expirations dates between Feb. 1 and March 15.
Consumers are advised to immediately throw out any of the recalled items that they have into a sealed garbage container and can request a full refund from their local Winn-Dixie store. Consumers can use a receipt or the product’s packaging label to confirm proof of purchase.
Questions about the recall can be directed to Winn-Dixie at 1-866-946-6349