( Courtesy CFIA )

Ontario health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella associated with microgreens from Sunsprout Natural Foods.

The sprouts, grown in Brantford, Ontario, received an advisory from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in August after the agency detected salmonella in a test of alfalfa and radish microgreens.

The CFIA issued a recall of Sprouts Alive and Sunsprout brands alfalfa microgreens on Sept. 19.

On Sept. 22, the agency added Sunsprout brand Alfalfa & Onion and Alfalfa & Radish products, sold in 100-gram containers with the Universal Product Codes of 0 57621 13516 1 and 0 57621 13512 3, respectively and best-before dates of Oct. 5.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers not to eat the microgreens, or for retailers or restaurants to sell/serve them.

Distribution was limited to Ontario. Health and regulators officials in Canada have not release how many cases are linked to the microgreens.

“This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak,” according to the agency’s Sept. 22 notice. “The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.”


 

 
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