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Northwest Company Recalls Clover Sprouts

Washington state health officials provided more details Tuesday on an outbreak of Salmonella Newport that has sickened four people in Washington and three in Oregon.

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The outbreak has been tied to clover sprouts from Sprouters Northwest of Kent, which has agreed to recall the product and has stopped distributing it. The sprouts are sold in a variety of package sizes labeled “Clover Sprouts,” or as mixed varieties that contain clover sprouts as an ingredient with “best by” dates of Jan. 16, 2011 or earlier.

The Washington cases of Salmonella Newport occurred in mid-December among residents of Benton, King, Kitsap, and Grays Harbor counties, the health department said. None has required hospitalization.

The recalled sprouts were distributed to grocery stores and restaurants in Washington and other Northwest states.

Specific products subject to the voluntary recall included:

·         The 4oz. (UPC 8 15098 00201 6) and 5oz. (UPC 0 33383 70235 3) containers of Clover sprouts

·         The 1lb. bags of Clover (UPC 0 79566 12351 5) and 2 lb trays of Clover (UPC 0 79566 12362 1)

·         Clover Onion sprouts in 4oz. (UPC 0 79566 12361 4) and 5oz. (UPC 0 79566 12361 4) containers

·         Deli sprouts in 4oz. (UPC 8 79566 12305 4) and 5oz. (UPC 0 33383 70267 4) containers

·         Spicy sprouts in 4oz. (UPC 8 15098 00202 3) containers

·         Brocco sandwich sprouts in 4oz. (UPC 8 15098 00028 9) containers

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