06/15/2013 12:44 EDT | Updated 08/14/2013 05:12 EDT

Salmonella warning for Sunsprout and SproutsAlive alfalfa sprouts

OTTAWA - The public is being warned not to consume certain Sunsprout and SproutsAlive alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria.

The affected products were sold in 140 gram packages with a best before date of June 13 (UPC codes 0 57621 13501 7 and 0 69022 00030 6).

They were distributed in Ontario, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and possibly other provinces.

Food contaminated with Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes even deadly infections, however, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the sprouts.

Sunsprout Natural Foods of Brantford, Ont., is recalling the sprouts and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the recall.