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Minnesota officials issue advisory for alfalfa sprouts

Associated Press

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is issuing a consumer advisory for Jack & The Green Sprouts brand alfalfa after routine testing found a package contained salmonella.

Officials said Thursday that the contamination is not connected to the ongoing investigation into peanut butter products and there are no known illnesses connected to the alfalfa.

The brand is produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts, Inc., in River Falls, Wis., and is distributed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Minnesota officials are asking consumers to throw away any product already purchased.

Joe Mahoney, owner of Jack & The Green Sprouts, said he’s been in business for over 30 years and has never had a problem.

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"Our facility has checked out clean for everything," he said. "We ran five tests on that product, it came back clean from two different labs."

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