Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled Amid Listeria Bacteria Fears

If you're like many people in America, your New Year's resolution likely focused upon getting healthier or losing weight.  If you've changed your eating habits to include more fresh greens, you may be surprised to learn that recently, a manufacturer of alfalfa sprouts, named Life Force, has recalled nearly a ton of their products.  

Following a "surveillance sampling" of their products, Life Force found that some of its products may be contaminated with Listeria, and volunteered to recall approximately 1,953 pounds of its alfalfa sprouts products in order to prevent injury to consumers.  These alfalfa sprouts, due to expire between January 26 and 31 were sold through Life Force's retail chain between January 10 and 18. The FDA recommends returning the items for a refund or throwing the products away. 

The Danger of Injury to Consumers

Typically, the Listeria bacteria invades human bodies through the gastrointestinal tract.  Consumed as a part of food infected with Listeria bacteria, this can cause humans to become extremely ill and could carry a high potential for death in people with weak immune systems such as children, the elderly, and even those who have had their immune systems compromised due to disease.

Once infected, people can become extremely ill with the following symptoms:

  • vomiting, nausea
  • fever
  • dehydration 
  • vision problems
  • circulation problems
  • death
If you have been injured consuming tainted products such as these alfalfa sprouts, please seek immediate medical attention. You might also want to consult a skilled product liability attorney to gain compensation for your injuries if you are eligible.