A Salmonella outbreak in an Australian state linked to alfalfa sprouts has eight confirmed cases. Testing of retail product confirmed Salmonella presence in a variety of alfalfa sprout products.

South Australians have been warned not to eat a number of alfalfa sprout products made by the Adelaide-based business Sunshine Sprouts after people became ill with…

More than 20 cases of Salmonella infection have been reported in South Australia with a link to alfalfa sprouts.

Health officials say the Salmonella Havana outbreak has led to 21 illnesses and seven hospitalizations. The implicated alfalfa sprouts came from SA Sprouts in Adelaide. They were sold at Drakes Foodland, IGA and numerous greengrocers in…

An analysis of fresh sprouts and the companies that grow them has revealed relatively low numbers in terms of some foodborne pathogens — but also showed low compliance rates in terms of safety measures.

Out of 825 samples of seeds, water and finished sprouts tested, officials found Salmonella or Listeria contamination in only 14. None…

Fresh, raw sprouts are among the most notorious of offenders in terms of foodborne illness outbreaks with almost 2,500 confirmed victims, including three deaths, in the past 20 years in the U.S. alone.

beach-beatAdd in the 2011 E. coli outbreak in Europe — which sickened more than 3,900 people, killing 53 and leaving about 800…

LiveScience reporter Sara G. Miller covered a recent FDA presentation on the risks of sprouts at IDWeek. According to Miller, “sprout contamination continues to pose a serious public health concern,” the researchers from the Food and Drug Administration wrote in their report.

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-fresh-alfalfa-sprouts-cress-image25672888According to FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network (CORE), from 1996 to…