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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

2012 Reader’s Choices: Most Popular Food Safety News Stories

Editor’s Note:  With only a few days of 2012 remaining, it’s time to take a look back at the year.  That’s what we will be doing today and tomorrow. We are going to begin with your choices for 2012, those stories that drew the most readership at Food Safety News.   We are calling these the… Continue Reading

Sprouts: Yanked from One Menu, Back on Another

Out at Kroger, reinstated at Jimmy John's

October has dealt sprout growers a bittersweet mix of news. Most recently, Kroger – the nation’s largest grocery retailer – stopped carrying sprouts in all stores under its corporate umbrella Monday. That means consumers will no longer find fresh sprouts at grocers such as City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less or Fred Meyer,… Continue Reading

Publishers Platform: How can we stop outbreaks earlier

Would catching outbreaks before they are over save lives and give us quicker knowledge as to the cause?


Looking at the Salmonella Tuna Scrape (they really need a better name for it) outbreak numbers yesterday, it got me spending some of my day at work today looking at CDC data over the last few years on outbreak surveillance, investigations, announcements and government or business recalls. Looking at the data, it is fairly clear… 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

Jimmy John’s Sprouts Sicken 25 in 8 States

Eleven more cases of E. coli O26 infection have been confirmed in the outbreak  linked to raw clover sprouts served at Jimmy John’s sandwich restaurants. The newly reported cases raise the outbreak toll to 25 in 8 states. In an investigation update Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said nine cases have been reported… Continue Reading