Meijer Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., is also continuing its fresh sprout program. It operates 199 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Meijer spokesman Frank Guglielmi told the Columbus Dispatch newspaper that the chain uses a single supplier for fresh sprouts.
In Minneapolis, officials at Supervalu Inc. are considering the situation.
“Food safety is out top priority and we are reviewing our sprout program,” said Mike Siemienas, SuperValu spokesman.
Fresh sprouts have been the subject of 24 food safety recalls since 2007, mostly for salmonella and listeria found in random samples, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Staff writer Coral Beach contributed to this report.