The Food and Drug Administration’s investigation of an outbreak of E. coli 0103 in clover sprouts has been completed, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared that the outbreak is over.
Public health officials have identified another 25 victims in an E. coli outbreak traced to raw sprouts that were served at Jimmy John’s, sold at Whole Foods and other retailers, and distributed to unknown entities.…
Continue Reading Two dozen more sick in E. coli outbreak traced to raw clover sprouts
Having originally reported that an outbreak was linked to clover sprouts used by Jimmy John’s restaurants, the FDA now says the E. coli outbreak is related to products from Chicago Indoor Garden that were…
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An indoor garden company is recalling all of its products that contain certain sprouts from Whole Foods and other retailers because the FDA has found the sprouts are contaminated with E. coli 0103.
Lithuania is not able to verify whether food of non-animal origin is produced in compliance with EU regulations to prevent contamination with pathogens, according to a recent audit report.
DG Sante, the unit behind the…
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Fresh Sprout International is recalling Fresh Sprouts brand sprouts from because of possible contamination with Salmonella.
“This recall was triggered by test results. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation,…
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According to the FDA, Sprouts Unlimited of Marion, IA, is recalling clover spouts in 4-ounce packages because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O103 bacteria (E. coli O103).
Sprouts Unlimited has initiated a recall of clover sprouts because of possible E. coli O103 contamination. The clover sprouts were distributed to Hy Vee Food stores, Fareway Food Stores and used by Jimmy John’s restaurants …
Continue Reading Jimmy John’s restaurants in Iowa linked to another E. coli outbreak tied to sprouts
As part of its enforcements, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent.
The FDA issued a warning letter in recent days regarding an inspection 18 months ago at a sprout and tofu facility where federal officials found live rodents and cockroaches, as well as Listeria bacteria.
Beginning today, the FDA is accepting comments on proposed guidance designed to improve the safety of fresh sprouts, which have been responsible for at least 50 outbreaks in the past two decades.
The proposed guidance…
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