The South Pasadena-based Trader Joe's chain says it has not received any reports of people actually getting sick from the alfalfa sprouts, which were packaged into plastic tubs by a food company in the Los Angeles suburb of Maywood.
The product is "Nature's Choice Alfalfa Sprouts" sold in tubs at Trader Joe's stores in California and five other western states, and has expiration dates of March 9 or earlier.
The sprouts were packed by the J.H. Caldwell and Sons warehouse in Maywood, about 8 miles southeast of the Los Angeles Civic Center.
A newspaper in Sacramento reported that growers near Dixon may have harvested alfalfa sprouts contaminated with salmonella, triggering recalls of packaged sprouts at grovery stores in the Bay Area and central valley regions.