California and New York authorities are warning consumers against eating certain sprouts products, citing concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella and listeria.

Sprouts recalled in New York and California

Courtesy California Department of Public Health

California and New York authorities are warning consumers against eating certain sprouts products.


The California Department of Public Health on Sept. 30 issued a warning to consumers about Sacramento, Calif.-based Banner Mountain-branded alfalfa sprouts.

The recalled alfalfa sprouts are packaged in clear four-ounce clamshells with green labels and Sept. 7-Oct. 8 sell-by dates.

The agency said no one has reported getting sick from the product, according to a news release.

In New York, after routine sampling by food inspectors and subsequent analysis discovered listeria contamination, an alfalfa supplier is recalling soybean sprout packages from Essex Farm Inc, which does business as Best Farm.

Sold only at one New York grocery store, the recalled soybean sprouts were bought in bulk and repacked at the Essex Street Market store.

The sprouts are marketed in varying weight overwrapped trays and do not have product codes.

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker on Sept. 30 alerted consumers about the packs that may possess Listeria monocytogenes.