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AZ Hydroponic Farming Recalls 4oz Alfalfa Sprout Cup Because of Possible Health Risk


Ting Hsiao


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 4, 2009 -- Arizona Hydroponic Farming LLC. of Eloy, Arizona, is voluntarily recalling its “4oz Alfalfa Sprout Cup” as a preventive measure because of a positive test result in California for  Salmonella. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the USDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 4 ounce packages collected from a customer in California. The affected AZ Hydroponic Farming shipments are questionable since they were grown from the same batch of seeds as the sprouts sent to California.

Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.  Consumers with the above symptoms should consult their physicians.

No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to this issue.

The product in question was distributed throughout Arizona and to one customer in California. The product comes in a 4 ounce, clear plastic package labeled with either AZ Hydroponic Farming expiration date 4/18/2009 or with LA CALCO expiration date 4/23/2009. The packaging is a 4 x 4 x 4 inch cubed plastic container with a perforated bottom.

Consumers who have purchased Arizona Hydroponic Farming 4 ounce Alfalfa cups, expiration date 4/18/2009 or LA CALCO expiration date 4/23/2009 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at (520) 466-7287 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, Pacific Daylight Time."


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