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Contaminated Sprouts!

July 30, 2010

If you’ve bought sprouts from Stop n Shop, you should probably throw them out. The Rhode Island department of health says the sprouts may be contaminated with Listeria- an organism that can cause fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and anyone with a weak immune system.

The contaminated sprouts have a sell by date of August 1st or August 3rd.   Health officials say so far there have been no reported cases of Listeria connected to the sprouts in Rhode Island.

Symptoms of Listeria include fever, stiffness, and abdominal pain. The organism can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

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