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Salmonella prompts Sprouts peppercorn recall

Sprouts Farmers Market is recalling store brand Organic Black Peppercorns, which may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The retailer initiated the recall after a sample taken during routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of Organic Black Peppercorns.


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Sprouts removed peppercorns with the lot code 3287 from store shelves and destroyed it, and is recalling Frontier Organic Whole Black Peppercorns, Sprouts Organic Black Peppercorns and Simply Organic Whole Black Peppercorns from its grocery shelves and bulk departments, out of an abundance of caution.

The recalled peppercorns were distributed to Sprouts Farmers Market stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. No illnesses have been reported.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.

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