After an April 9 recall of 20 of its sprouts products due to Listeria monocytogenes concern, Bridgeport, Conn.-based Amalgamated Produce Inc. extended the recall to two more items.
Specialty Farms brand organic crunchy sprouts and organic crunchy pea mix, which sell under the same Universal Product Code, with sell-by dates between March 31 and April 27, are joining the list. Alfalfa, bean, clover and broccoli rabe sprout products with the same sell-by dates. Amalgamated Produce markets the Specialty Farms, Vermont Sprout House, Nature’s Promise and BroccoSprouts brands.
The April 9 recall was in response to bacteria found by New York state health officials, according to a Food and Drug Administration news release. Amalgamated Produce’s products have been distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Products under the Specialty Farms, Vermont Sprout House and BroccoSprouts brand names with a sell-by date of May 1 and after are not included in the recall.
The company is still searching for the cause of contamination in its facility, according to the news release. Consumers can contact the company with questions at 800-358-3808. More information, including photos of labels of the recalled products, is available at www.fda.gov/consumer/updates/sprouts040909.html.