LEASA's press release about the recall was issued only a few hours ago but at least 1 supermarket has already issued its own recall of LEASA brand sprouts--and it's not stopping with the alfalfa. In a statement released just moments ago supermarket chain Winn-Dixie announced that it is recalling LEASA onion, broccoli, spicy, gourmet and alfalfa sprouts from all its stores.
LEASA says that the sprouts were distributed from January 4th through January 8th. All have an expiration date code of 2/1/12 on them. They should also bear the UPC of 75465-55912.
LEASA says that no actual Salmonella infections have been blamed on its recalled alfalfa sprouts but admits that the recall was prompted by "routine customer sampling". (What they don't explain, however, is why the testing was done on the 9th but the recall is only being issued today.) The company says that it's "working closely" with health officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Florida Department of Agriculture.
If you have any of the recalled sprouts on hand you're asked to throw them out. (The sprouts don't "expire" until February.) And if you'd like more information about the recall you can contact the company directly at 800-362-7669.