Food & Drink

The main ingredient in this recalled food might be involved in a salmonella outbreak

Two lots of NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix are being recalled because the threat of salmonella is a little too real.

Salmonella might get into the mix via the main ingredient, crimson clover seed. NOW Foods spokesperson Alana Horinko said in an email to the Miami Herald that the clover sprout seeds are "potentially implicated" in FDA and CDC investigations of two salmonella outbreaks.

"Comprehensive testing of this ingredient by NOW Foods, our supplier, and by the FDA has shown no trace of Salmonella in the clover seeds," Horinko wrote. "However, because our supplier sold these lots to a sprouter under investigation, out of an abundance of caution we are recalling this product."

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Lot No. 3031259 has a best by date of Dec. 20, 2018, and Lot No. 3038165 has a best by date of Jan. 21, 2019. They've been sold online and in retail stores since December.

Customers should return the product for a full refund. Those with questions can contact NOW at 1-888-669-3663, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern time.