Dec 28, 2011
Green Valley Food Corp. expands recall

Green Valley Food Corp. of Dallas, Texas is recalling a grand total of 6,723 cases because of a “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5-ounce container test result showed to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. The items affected in the recall are as follows:

  • “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5-ounce containers (UPC 714722228818)
  • “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Spicy Sprouts 5-ounce containers (UPC 71472222991)
  • Alfalfa Sprouts 4-ounce. clamshell (UPC 815098001088)
  • “100% Natural Onion Sprouts” 4-ounce clamshell (UPC 815098002054)

The sprouts affected in this recall were distributed in Texas via truck deliveries to all customers in Texas. All customers were retail grocery store and food distribution centers. If you are a customer affected by this recall you will be receiving a letter asking for the quantities you were shipped and their whereabouts. Please, respond as soon as possible.

The product descriptions are as follows:

  • “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5-ounce container (UPC number 714722228818). The label has blue lettering.
  • “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Spicy Sprouts 5-ounce container (UPC number 71472222991). The label will have red lettering.
  • Alfalfa Sprouts 4-ounce (UPC number 815098001088). The label has green lettering.
  • “100% Natural Onion Sprouts” 4-ounce (UPC number 815098002054).The label has yellow lettering.

Any of these items received or purchased from 12/07/2011 to 1/1/2012 are affected in this recall and/or if the items have a use by date ranging from 12/22/2011 to 1/1/2012.

Please contact Green Valley Food Corp. at (214) 939-3900, or via email.


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