State officials are warning about a recall of spouts because of potential contamination from listeria.
The sprouts were sold under the Sprouters Northwest brand.
They include clover sprouts in plastic clamshells or in plastic one-pound bags with a best-by-date of January 26th. They also include brocco sandwich sprouts and spicy sprouts.
Alfalfa sprouts with a best-by-date of January 31st are also covered by the recall.
No one has been reported ill yet in any of the states in which the sprouts were sold. But the sprouts were already distributed in Alaska between January 10th and January 18th.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the listeria monocytogenes organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly, or those with weakened immune systems.
The very-healthy can suffer symptoms ranging from high fever and headache to abdominal pain and diarrhea. Pregnant women can suffer from miscarriages and stillbirths.
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