Header graphic for print
Salmonella Blog Surveillance & Analysis on Salmonella News & Outbreaks

Helena sprout grower orders recall

Down To Earth Sprouts have recalled packages of alfalfa sprouts and mixed sprouts, saying the products could potentially be contaminated with salmonella, reports the Associated Press.

Owner and operator Lauree Kramer said she was among sprout growers who had purchased seed from the same supplier. That seed is believed to have led to recalls of alfalfa sprouts in at least five states so far.

Kramer said in her written statement that her company had "ceased operations and distribution" while the federal Food and Drug Administration continues an investigation into the source of the contamination.

The alfalfa sprouts and mixed spicy sprouts were sold in 4-ounce and 1 lb. bags in retail stores and restaurants in Montana under the Down To Earth label.