A range of South Australian alfalfa sprouts has been recalled after eight people contracted salmonella in the past month.
The Sunshine Sprouts, sold at Coles, Foodland, IGA and greengrocers, have been voluntary recalled.
SA Health acting executive director Chris Lease said 116 alfalfa products had been sampled after the reports and salmonella was present in three samples.
“A number of Sunshine Sprouts alfalfa sprouts products have already been voluntarily recalled and we are advising anyone who has purchased the affected products not to eat them, and to return them to the place of purchase for a refund, or throw them away,” Dr Lease said.
“In cases of salmonella a common food source is not often identified, however testing of retail product confirmed its presence in a variety of alfalfa sprout products.
“We are working closely with the producer and suppliers while we continue to investigate.”
The products recalled include alfalfa sprouts with broccoli, garlic, mustard, onion, radish and the gourmet pack.
Symptoms of salmonella can occur between six to 72 hours after ingestion and include fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, cramps and headaches.
Symptoms can last for up to seven days.