A week after a series of 88 different egg products sold at Kroger, Giant Eagle, Walmart, ShopRite, and other retailers were recalled by Almark Foods because they may be contaminated with Listeria, Sprouts Unlimited has recalled its clover sprouts because they may be contaminated with E. coli.

The recalled sprouts were sold in 4-ounce packages at Hy-Vee Food stores, Fareway Food stores, and Jimmy John’s restaurants in Iowa. The contaminated sprouts have a blue label on the lid of the package with a UPC code of 7 32684 00013 6 stamped on the bottom right side of the label.

Consumers are urged to discontinue using the affected sprouts immediately. They should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions about the recall can be directed to Bill Beach at Sprouts Unlimited at 319-360-4586.

Sprouts Unlimited was notified of the E. coli contamination by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals when a cluster of illnesses was linked to the clover sprouts. An investigation is underway to determine the source of E. coli contamination.

E. coli infection can cause diarrhea with bloody stools with recovery most often occurring within a week. In some instances, individuals can develop a form of kidney failure, which is most susceptible in young children and elderly adults. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage or even death.

Clover sprouts have been recalled because they may be contaminated with E. coli. A salad of sunflower sprouts, grapefruit, and avocado is ready to be served at a private raw food dinner for author Daphne Miller at Elizabeth's Gone Raw on March 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Brendan Hoffman