At least 111 people in 12 states have been confirmed infected with Salmonella in an outbreak linked to bean sprouts produced by Wonton Foods, Inc., according to an outbreak update posted Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-six percent of patients have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Since the CDC’s last update on Dec. 4, 24 new illnesses have been found. Wonton Foods continues to cooperate with state and federal public health officials. On Nov. 21, they agreed to destroy any remaining bean sprout products while conducting a thorough cleaning and sanitization of their facilities.. On Nov. 24, the company completed the sanitization process and resumed production. Shipments resumed on Nov. 29. CDC says it is not likely that any more contaminated product is on store shelves. CDC recommends that children, the elderly, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals avoid eating raw sprouts of any kind due to their potential to harbor harmful bacteria. Cooking sprouts kills any such bacteria.