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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

Inspectors See Potential Problems at Sprout Farm

Public health inspectors observed several potential food safety problems at a Pacific Northwest sprouts growing facility, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration 483 report. Clover sprouts produced by the facility, Sprouters Northwest, were identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak earlier this month. After at least 7 people in Oregon and Washington became ill… Continue Reading

Jimmy John’s Switches to Clover Sprouts

The founder of Jimmy John’s says the restaurant chain will use clover sprouts on sandwiches, a response to the multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to alfalfa sprouts that has sickened as many as 112 people.  “We are making the switch immediately in our corporate-owned stores and recommending all franchisees make the switch too because we believe it… 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