Sunday, August 7, 2016

Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled After Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Alfalfa sprouts from a Denver, CO facility have been liked to 30 cases of Salmonella infection spread over 9 states.  The company has issued a recall.

CDC Outbreak Notice
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony Infections Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts
August 5, 2015

At A Glance
Case Count: 30
States: 9
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 5
Recall: Yes(

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  • CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony infections. 
  • 30 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Reading or Salmonella Abony have been reported from nine states. 
  • Five ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. 
  • Epidemiologic and traceback evidence available at this time indicate that alfalfa sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver, Colorado are the likely source of this outbreak. 
  • On August 5, 2016, Sprouts Extraordinaire recalled alfalfa sprout products from the market due to possible Salmonella contamination. 
  • Recalled alfalfa sprouts were sold in 5-pound boxes and labeled "Living Alfalfa Sprouts." 
  • CDC recommends that consumers do not eat and restaurants and other retailers do not sell or serve recalled alfalfa sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire. 
  • This investigation is ongoing, and we will update the public when more information becomes available.

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