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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

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

Final Report on Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak: 29 Ill in 11 States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a final report on the multistate outbreak of E. coli infection linked to sprouts in Jimmy John’s sandwiches.  Between late December 2011 and early March of 2012, 29 individuals were infected with E. coli O26 traced to raw clover sprouts from Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich… 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

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. 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… Continue Reading

More Contaminated Sprouts Linked to Jimmy John’s

In another recall involving contaminated sprouts in Jimmy John’s sandwiches, Oregon Public Health Division officials have warned consumers not to eat clover sprouts from a Washington supplier. At least seven people, including four in Washington and three in Oregon, have been sickened with salmonellosis.  Sprouters Northwest of Kent, WA, produced the sprouts identified as the… Continue Reading