Salmonella fears spark sprout recall

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Health Department is advising consumers about a regional recall of sprouts. Spokeswoman Annemarie Beardsworth says some Jonathan's brand alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with salmonella.

"I wouldn't say this rises to the level of, we're worried. Salmonella can make people very sick," says Beardsworth. "And if we know that a particular food item has tested positive for containing salmonella, we certainly don't want to take a chance."

The affected sprouts have a sell-by date of April 23, and were sold in Rhode Island at Shaws and Stop & Shop supermarkets. Customers can bring the sprouts back to the store for a refund. There have been no reported cases of salmonella connected to the sprouts.

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