August 12, 2016 — Sprouts Extraordinaire has issued a recall for alfalfa sprouts after an outbreak of Salmonella sickened 30 people.
The CDC interviewed 27 sick people, and 63% said they had eaten alfalfa sprouts in the week before getting sick. Five restaurants where the victims ate sold sprouts from Sprouts Extraordinaire.
The Denver-based company voluntarily recalled “5-lb Living Alfalfa” sprouts, which were sold at restaurants in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
The illnesses occurred between May 21 and July 20, 2016. Five victims were hospitalized, but fortunately no one died.
Case Count by State: Colorado (13), Kansas (8), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (2), New York (1), Oregon (1), Texas (1) and Wyoming (1)
Since 1996, sprouts have been blamed on at least 30 outbreaks of food poisoning. Bacteria thrive in the warm, wet conditions that seeds need to grow. Another problem is that sprouts are usually eaten raw.
Infections with the Salmonella bacteria cause diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps for several days. While most healthy adults recover without needing medical treatment, the infection sometimes spreads to the bloodstream and becomes life-threatening.
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