Winn-Dixie Is Recalling LEASA Brand Sprouts From Its Stores Due To Potential Exposure To Salmonella (Photo: Business Wire)

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: WINN), today announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of all LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts sold in the 6 oz. package with a UPC code of 7546555912. According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the product is potentially contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Winn-Dixie is recalling LEASA brand sprouts from its stores due to potential exposure to Salmonella  ...

Winn-Dixie is recalling LEASA brand sprouts from its stores due to potential exposure to Salmonella (Photo: Business Wire)

Out of an abundance of caution for guests, Winn-Dixie is also immediately recalling the following LEASA-branded sprouts from shelves in all stores, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana:

Product
 

UPC Code
 

Size
LEASA Broccoli Sprouts 7546555636 4 oz
LEASA Gourmet Sprouts 7546555633 6 oz
LEASA Spicy Sprouts 7546555635 6 oz
LEASA Onion Sprouts 7546555634 6 oz

All LEASA sprouts being recalled were sold between Jan. 7, 2012, and Jan. 18, 2012, and have expirations dates between Feb. 1, 2012, and March 15, 2012.

“While the mandatory recall involves only the LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts, for the safety of our guests, Winn-Dixie is taking extra precaution to immediately pull all potentially exposed LEASA branded sprouts from our shelves,” said Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie's group vice president of marketing.

Winn-Dixie has received no reports of illness associated with LEASA branded sprouts consumption.

"We encourage guests in possession of any of the recalled items to immediately discard the product in a sealed garbage container,” said Kellmanson. “Guests who have purchased the product may visit their neighborhood Winn-Dixie to request a full refund, no questions asked.”

To receive the refund, guests may present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product packaging label.

Consumers with questions about the recalled products may contact the Winn-Dixie Guest Service Center toll free at 1.866.WINN-DIXIE (866.946.6349).

About Winn-Dixie

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is one of the nation’s largest food retailers. Founded in 1925, the Company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The Company currently operates approximately 480 retail grocery locations and approximately 380 in-store pharmacies in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi. For more information, visit www.winn-dixie.com.

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