The FDA has issued a recall for organic alfafa sprouts due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Listeria can cause serious or fatal infections in young children, frail people, elderly or anyone with a weakened immune system.

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company voluntarily recalled Specialty Farms and Nature’s Promise brands sprouts on July 29, 2010 after laboratory analysis found positive results from retail samples.

The affected products were sold in retails stores in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont and New Hampshire.

All items being recalled have a sell-by date of 08/03/2010 or 08/01/2010.

Symptoms of Lm infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Pregnant women may get miscarriages and stillbirths.

No illness related to the affected products have been reported to date.

In May, a recall was made for alfalfa sprouts distributed by Caldwell Fresh Foods for salmonella contamination linked to multiple salmonella outbreaks in 10 states.

Specialty-Farms urges consumers who have purchased the product to return them to the point of purchase for a refund.

For questions, contact Specialty-Farms, LLC at (203) 366-6919 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST.