By Debbie Townsend
Beware those sprouts and wheatgrass.
A Kent-based supplier of sprouts, pea shoots and wheatgrass has issued a voluntary recall because the produce may be contaminated with Listeria.
All varieties of sprouts products including 3-Bean Munchie, alfalfa, bean, broccoli, Brocco Sandwich sprouts, clover, deli, spicy; wheatgrass and/or pea shoots were distributed through Jan. 30 in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and British Columbia through retail stores and food service.
The affected products are sold under the Sprouters Northwest and LifeForce brand names and are packaged in plastic clamshell containers, plastic cups, plastic trays in 3, 4 and 5 ounces, and in plastic 1-, 2-, or 5-pound bags.
The Best by Dates are all of those up to Feb. 17, 2013.
People should not eat the products. Return them to where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 253-872-0577 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.