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18 E. coli Cases in Five States Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts

FDA, CDC meet with company owner about discontinuing sprout seed lot

The latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, as of June 27, 2014, a total of 18 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) have been reported from five states. CDC states that epidemiology and traceback investigations indicate that the likely… Continue Reading

FDA Inspectors Report Questionable Conditions at Idaho Sprout Farm

In a June 10 update, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detailed the results of three different inspections done at the Evergreen Fresh Sprouts facility in Moyie Springs, Idaho. Raw clover sprouts from the facility have been linked to 17 cases of E. coli O121 in five states, although test results were reportedly negative… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: For Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, Lightning Does Strike Twice


Scott Maben of The Spokesman-Review reported this week that Washington and Idaho health officials say people should avoid eating raw clover sprouts from an Idaho producer after the sprouts were linked to seven confirmed and three probable cases of E. coli illness in the Northwest. The cases include five people in Spokane County, three in… Continue Reading

Raw Clover Sprouts Linked to E. coli Illness Outbreak in Washington and Idaho

Washington state public health officials are warning consumers not to eat raw clover sprouts from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts LLC  of Moyie Springs, ID, since the product has been linked to seven confirmed and three probably cases of E. coli O121 illnesses in Washington and Idaho. Five of the patients were hospitalized, and there are no… Continue Reading