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Salmonella warning for Los Angeles alfalfa sprouts

A Los Angeles firm is voluntarily recalling these products because the alfalfa sprout seeds used to produce them were found to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been associated with Kowalke Family Sprout Inc. Alfalfa sprouts. Kowalke Family Sprouts Inc. of Los Angeles products are distributed to retail stores, including stores in the Farmer’s Markets food chain, Whole Foods and Gelson’s Supermarkets. The recall includes:

– All alfalfa, onion/alfalfa mix, cauliflower/alfalfa mix and dinner salad mix
– Products in 4-ounce, 1-pound & 5-pound packages
– Product “sell-by dates” March 4 through March 26

All alfalfa, onion/alfalfa mix, cauliflower/alfalfa mix and dinner salad mix products are affected by the recall. Alfalfa products are in 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 1-pound and 5-pound packages. The dinner salad is in an 8-ounce package. The cauliflower/alfalfa combo and onion/alfalfa mix are in 4-ounce packages. The products in question have sell-by dates from March 4 through March 26. The codes are located on the front label of the packages.