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Fullei Fresh Recall Alfalfa Sprouts For E. Coli Concerns

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Miami, Florida-based Fullei Fresh is recalling Alfalfa Sprouts citing the detection of Shiga toxin producing E.coli (STEC.), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The affected Fullei Fresh brand alfalfa sprout with lot number 336 comes in 8 ounce retail packs and 5 lb. bulk cardboard boxes.

They were shipped to distributors and retailers in Florida between December 9 and 23, 2022. No other lots or products are affected.

Shiga toxin producing E.coli is an organism that can cause foodborne illness, which primarily impacts elderly individuals, children, and people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms may include stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting.

The agency noted that STEC is a bacterial strain that is not part of the company's routine microbial testing conducted in compliance with the FDA's Produce Safety Rule Subpart M on every lot being produced. It was detected upon sampling of finished product by the FDA.

However, there have been no known illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.

Consumers are urged to discard the affected product.

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