A New York sprout grower-packer has stopped producing and distributing after inspectors discovered salmonella in one of their packs.


New York company recalls salmonella-infected sprouts

Courtesy New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Brooklyn-based Snow White Food Products has stopped producing and distributing after inspectors discovered salmonella in one of their packs.


Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Snow White Food Products Inc. started the recall shortly after inspectors with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Albany, discovered salmonella during a routine inspection, said Jessica Ziehm, the agency’s director of communications.

The sample, randomly pulled from an Albany supermarket on Aug. 9, underwent microbiological testing at the New York State Food Laboratory, which tested positive for salmonella, she said.

The tests were released on Aug. 17.

The organically grown product is packaged in 3.5-ounce plastic clamshells under an “Alfalfa Sprouts" label and have a UPC code of 0-46421-11236-6.

The clamshells are not coded by date or plant identification, Ziehm said.

Selling only alfalfa sprouts, Snow White is a relatively small company that sells only to wholesalers on the Hunts Point Terminal Market in Bronx, N.Y., Ziehm said.

“Everything has ceased in the sale and distribution,” Ziehm said. “They have been cooperative. We will be re-sampling their products to ensure a safe product moving forward.”

No sicknesses have been reported, she said.