Co. Recalls Sprouting Clover Seeds
Associated Press, June 10, 1999
Pinetree Garden Seeds is voluntarily recalling its Sprouting Clover seeds because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The seeds, which came in a 3 oz. plastic bag, were sold via mail order from the company's 1999-2000 seed catalog to customers in the United States and Canada. The individual bags were labeled SP9, Packed for 1999 Sprouting Clover and also were sold as part of the Sprouting for Health Gift Set. The company, based in Gloucester, Maine, said Thursday that the seeds have been implicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an outbreak of salmonella in Colorado. The company has not received any reports of illness. But it said customers should destroy any seeds purchased as well as any sprouts produced from the seeds.