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Food Safety Alert

January 20, 2016

Jola Szubielski 518-457-0752
Dave Bullard 315-487-7711 x 1377

Snow White Food Products, Inc. Recalls Alfalfa Sprout due to Salmonella Contamination

Snow White Food Products of Brooklyn, New York is recalling its 3.25 ounce packages of Alfalfa Sprouts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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 product comes in a 3.25 ounce, clear plastic package without a product code. The recalled Alfalfa Sprouts were distributed in New York area in Hunts Point Market.

The contamination was discovered after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 3.25 ounce packages of Alfalfa Sprouts. Production of the product has been suspended while the company continues their investigation as to the source of the problem.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased 3.25 ounce packages of Alfalfa Sprouts are urged to return item to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718 230 5625.

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