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Sprouts Contaminated With Salmonella Recalled

Green Valley Food Corp. is recalling 650 cases of alfalfa sprouts that may be contaminated with Salmonella. In a news release, the company said a random sample of the sprouts collected on Dec, 12 from a customer tested positive for Salmonella. There so far have been no illnesses confirmed in connection with the sprouts, according to… Continue Reading

Epidemiology Links Idaho Sprouts to Outbreak

While an Idaho grower refused to recall sprouts implicated in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its report Tuesday on the 21 people whose illnesses may have been caused by those sprouts. As of Monday, the CDC said, nine people in Washington state, seven people in Montana, three… Continue Reading

Outbreak in Inland Northwest Linked to Sprouts

Idaho public health officials are investigating 19 cases of Salmonella infection in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana suspected to be connected to alfalfa sprouts. Six of those sickened reported eating alfalfa sprouts from a grower, Evergreen Produce, in Moyie Springs, Idaho. The Idaho Department of Health is recommending that people avoid eating sprouts… Continue Reading

FDA: Tiny Greens Grew Outbreak Salmonella Strain

The strain of Salmonella that sickened 94 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia last November and December does appear to have originated at a sprouts farm in Urbana, IL. Tiny Greens Organic Farm was hit with a May 5 warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that discloses results of… Continue Reading

Jonathan’s Sprouts Recall is Extended

A Massachusetts company has expanded a recall to include all of its alfalfa sprouts, and products containing alfalfa sprouts, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. In a news release Sunday, Jonathan’s Sprouts of Rochester said the recall includes conventionally grown as well as alfalfa sprouts, regardless of sell-by date. Last week, an earlier recall… Continue Reading

Salmonella Prompts Sprouts Recall

A Fresno-based company is recalling fresh sprouts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Louie Foods International said a random test conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture detected Salmonella in a package of Louie’s brand alfalfa-clover sprouts.  As a precaution, the company said it is recalling all its sprouts produced during the same time… Continue Reading

Biotech Alfalfa Puts Spotlight on Coexistence

Call him the “co-existence kid,” if you will. He won’t mind. In fact, he readily dubs himself “a poster child for co-existence.” He’s Don Cameron, manager of Terranova Ranch, a nearly 5,500-acre farm near Fresno, CA. As manager, he oversees the production of a wide swath of conventional, organic and biotech crops, among them tomatoes,… Continue Reading

More Going On at Snow White Than First Reported

When the environment for growing alfalfa sprouts goes badly, more dangerous pathogens than just the one can grow.   That’s what may have happened last summer at Snow White Food Products in Brooklyn, NY.  There was a recall last August after the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets discovered, during routine sampling and testing,… Continue Reading

Final Alfalfa Sprouts Outbreak Toll: 140

Half of those sickened in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to alfalfa sprouts were from Illinois, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports in its final update on the investigation. The final outbreak toll was 140 people in 26 states and the District of Columbia infected with the outbreak strain —  Salmonella serotype… Continue Reading