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Published On: Wed, Feb 26th, 2014

Quebec company, AquaFuchsia recalls alfalfa sprouts due to salmonella concerns

Aquafuchsia Foods Inc. is recalling Aquafuchsia brand alfalfa sprout product from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below:

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Image/CFIA

Aquafuchsia brand alfalfa sprout product, commonly known as Salad Plus- Alfalfa with a touch of radish! in 125 g containers. The container is stamped with a product code of 041 and a UPV of 0 551176 1.

The recall was initiated after testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The affected products were sold in Quebec. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The CFIA says the recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Salmonella is 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.

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