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Feds say Salmonella outbreak linked to sprouts appears over

A recent multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony infections linked to alfalfa sprouts appears to be over, according to a final update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak sickened 36 people from nine states and hospitalized seven of them. No related deaths were reported. Illnesses started on dates… Continue Reading

Fresh sprouts from Denver linked to 9-state outbreak

At least 30 people across nine states have fallen ill in an outbreak of Salmonella infections traced to “Living Alfalfa Sprouts” supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver. A number of the victims reported eating fresh sprouts at several different restaurants before becoming ill, according to the Friday afternoon outbreak announcement from the Centers for Disease… Continue Reading

Salmonella outbreak linked to Kansas sprouts reaches Pennsylvania

A Salmonella Muenchen outbreak linked to fresh alfalfa sprouts from a Kansas grower now includes 13 people from four states, spurring federal officials to join the investigation. Five of the sick people have required hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which posted its first report on the outbreak today. Late last… Continue Reading

FDA Shuts Down Sprouts Processor for ‘Unsanitary Conditions’

William H. Oshiro, owner of RZM Food Factory, Makawao, HI, has agreed to stop processing and distributing food until he demonstrates to FDA that RZM Food Factory’s facility and practices comply with federal food safety requirements. The agreement, known as a consent decree or permanent injunction, was signed by a federal judge and entered in the… Continue Reading

Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled in Quebec Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Aquafuchsia Foods Inc. is recalling Aquafuchsia brand alfalfa sprouts sold in Quebec due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product: Salad Plus – Alfalfa with a touch of radish! in 125-gram containers, a 041 code, and UPC code of 0 551176 1. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. CFIA is conducting a food safety… Continue Reading

More Details Emerge in Recall of Sprouts for Listeria Risk

Sprouters Northwest, the company that recalled all of its products last week, including its sprouted seeds, pea shoots and wheatgrass, after samples of the finished product tested positive for Listeria, has provided more details about the recalled items. The Kent, WA-based company announced Wednesday that its products were also distributed in Idaho, in addition to… Continue Reading

More Sprouts Recalled in Pacific Northwest for Listeria Risk

A Washington state-based sprout grower expanded its recall of products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Friday to include all sprouted seeds sold by the firm. Sprouters Northwest of Kent, WA issued an initial recall Monday after samples of product tested positive for Listeria. That recall included broccoli, clover and spicy sprouts with a… Continue Reading

Sprouts Recalled in Pacific Northwest Over Listeria Concerns

Sprouters Northwest of Kent, Washington is recalling 1,953 pounds of alfalfa, clover, brocco sandwich sprouts, and spicy sprouts due to the potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only… Continue Reading

Sprouts Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

A Florida-based company is recalling 433 cases of alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Leasa Industries Co. of Miami, FL issued the voluntary recall Wednesday after testing by a buyer revealed the presence of Salmonella on the company’s Living Alfalfa Sprouts. The product subject to recall is sold in 6 oz…. Continue Reading

Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled in Ohio Due to Listeria Risk

Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, OH is recalling all alfalfa sprouts it produces because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes The contamination was discovered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture while collecting and testing samples under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Microbiological Data Program. According to the company, no illnesses have been reported to… Continue Reading