Nebraska company expands recall of alfalfa sprouts amid salmonella concerns

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Nebraska company has expanded its recall of raw alfalfa sprouts due to potential contamination with salmonella.

On Thursday, SunSprout Enterprises announced a voluntary recall of its 4-ounce clamshell packages with expiration dates between Dec. 10 and Dec. 27.

The recall has now been expanded to include expiration dates between Dec. 10 and Jan. 7, according to the Douglas County Health Department.

Over 1,400 pounds of product were distributed across Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa between late November and mid-December, the health department said.

As of Friday, 16 people have had gastrointestinal problems after eating sprouts from SunSprout, according to the health department.

If you have diarrhea after eating alfalfa sprouts, contact your local health department right away and call your doctor if needed.

People typically recover from salmonella infection within a week without antibiotics, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said.

But infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are prone to more severe infections.

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