TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services
DATE: August 3, 2010
RE: FOOD RECALL ADVISORY:  Specialty Farms Sprout Expanded Recall
Food Recall Advisory
Food Recall Advisory July 30, 2010:

Subject: Specialty Farms Sprout Expanded Recall

Specialty Farms, of Bridgeport, CT, is expanding their recall of certain Alfalfa sprout products with a best if sold by date of “8/3/2010” and “8/1/2010” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Specialty-Farms, LLC is voluntarily recalling Specialty Farms brand Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad, 4 ounces plastic containers, both have a best if sold by date of 8/3/2010.
Specialty-Farms, LLC is also voluntarily recalling Stop & Shop brand Natures Promise Organic Alfalfa Sprouts 4 ounce container and 8 ounce bag and Natures Promise Organic Zesty Sprouts 4 ounce, best if sold by date of 8/1/2010.

The products have been distributed thru distributors and to retail stores in CT, NH, MA, ME, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT.

Specialty-Farms, LLC voluntarily recalled sprouts on July 29, 2010 after laboratory analysis found positive results from retail samples.

All products dated 8/4/2010 and beyond are not included in this recall.

For further information, please view the below PDF:
Please ensure those responsible for food shopping and preparation are aware of this food recall advisory.  Also review your food stores to determine whether or not the identified products are present.  If the identified products are present, address appropriately.