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Sprouts recalled after testing positive for Salmonella

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Beth Wheelock
December 22, 2008

A Wisconsin-based sprout grower is removing alfalfa sprouts and certain sprout mixes from store shelves after routine food safety tests.


The State Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says four-ounce packages of alfalfa sprouts, spicy sprouts, crunchy sprouts and onion sprouts sold by Sunrise Farms of Neenah are being recalled. The other sprout mixes produced by Sunrise Farms are not part of the recall.


There have been no reports of illness, although the sprouts tested positive for Salmonella.


It's the second food recall announced Monday by the DATCP.


Three cocoa products packaged for Christmas sale at Big Lots and Shopko are being recalled after testing positive for melamine. The cocoa, sold under the brand name "G & J" include:


* Hot Cocoa Stuffer (bar code number 061361201444), sold in small green and blue packages along with a candy cane and marshmallows.


* His and Hers Hot Cocoa Set (bar code number 489702201296), sold with two ceramic mugs in a brown box.


* Cocoa (bar code number 061361201260), sold in two flavors -- French vanilla, sold in a small green bag, and double chocolate, sold in a small pink bag. Both have a whisk attached.


It's unknown if the contaminated cocoa products were sold in Wisconsin.




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