Sprouts recalls peppercorns due to Salmonella risk; shares -1.9% AH

Sprouts (SFM) is recalling its organic black peppercorns, sold by the company under its own brand, due to their "potential to be contaminated with Salmonella."

Sprouts launched the recall after a sample taken during a routine FDA test revealed Salmonella was present. No illnesses have yet been reported.

Shares had already fallen 4% in regular trading.

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  • TAS
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    Who in hell is making health decisions based upon organic peppercorns?


    The marketing effort from these bogus health food companies is absolutely stunning.
    4 Apr 2014, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • EMS
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    This is ridiculous. Who needs organic Peppercorns ? I'm certain you cannot contract salmonella from dried pepper anyway.
    4 Apr 2014, 11:27 PM Reply Like
  • june1234
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    Must have run out of chlorinated sanitizers to clean their organic foods with
    5 Apr 2014, 01:53 AM Reply Like
  • thiazole
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    This happens because they are so afraid of "chemicals" that they put raw manure full of nasty salmonella, E. coli, etc on their crops. I've never heard of anyone dying from chemical fertilizer overdose, but about 40,000 Americans get sick and 400 die from salmonellosis every year. But because Americans are so scientifically illiterate, they think chemical fertilizers are the greater risk.
    6 Apr 2014, 03:23 PM Reply Like
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