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Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled Because of Listeria

Check your produce bin!

An area produce company is recalling all its alfalfa sprouts because of a possible listeria contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that Cleveland Beansprouts Co. alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

In healthy people, Listeria monocytogenes can cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But it is especially dangerous for pregnant woman, possibly causing miscarriage or stillbirth. People with compromised immune systems can get serious or fatal infections.

The carries Cleveland Beansprouts Co. alfalfa sprouts, but a produce department representative said there is none in stock now. The affected sprouts were distributed only in Ohio, the FDA said. If you have Cleveland Beansprouts Co. alfalfa sprouts, throw them out.

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