Florida Produce Company Recalls Contaminated Sprouts
Ed NormandJanuary 31, 2012 9:20 AM
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A Florida produce company recalled 2,100 packages of alfalfa sprouts on January 19 out of fear of possible contamination and food poisoning, according to the SunSentinel.com. LEASA Industries, a specialty grower from Miami, suspected the sprouts may be contaminated with harmful salmonella bacteria. Winn-Dixie, the southern grocery chain, pulled all sprouts produced by LEASA during the same time.
This marks the first recall in the family-owned company’s 34 years. LEASA grows its sprouts at a hydroponic plant in Liberty City. The exact source and cause of the contamination is unknown. No illnesses or injuries have been reported.
“During a routine inspection, an inspector took a sample, and it was found to contain salmonella,” said LEASA spokesman Andrew Yap. “We’re working with the Food and Drug Administration and the Florida Department of Agriculture to determine what is the cause.”
The contaminated sprouts were sold in 6-ounce packages labeled ‘LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts.’ The UPC code is 7546555912 with an expiration of 2/1/12. If you think you have been injured by this product, do not hesitate to contact and injury attorney.
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