Salmonella Alfalfa Sprouts Outbreak News – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with multiple public health agencies to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony infections that may be linked to eating alfalfa sprouts.
According to the CDC, information obtained form epidemiologic and traceback investigations at this time indicates that alfalfa sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver, Colorado, are the likely source of this latest Salmonella outbreak.
Extraordinaire Sprouts Recall
On August 5, 2016, Sprouts Extraordinaire recalled its alfalfa sprouts because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The recalled alfalfa sprouts were sold in 5-pound boxes and labeled “Living Alfalfa Sprouts.”
The CDC recommends that “consumers do not eat and restaurants and other retailers do not sell or serve recalled alfalfa sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire.”
More About The Alfalfa Sprouts Salmonella Outbreak
Thirty people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Reading and/or Salmonella Abony have been reported from nine states as follows: Colorado (13), Kansas (8), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (2), New York (1), Oregon (1), Texas (1), and Wyoming (2). Five of those sickened were hospitalized. Illness onset dates range from May 21, 2016 to July 20, 2016.
Outbreak victims reported eating raw alfalfa sprouts on sandwiches from multiple different restaurants. Public health traceback investigations of five restaurants where ill people reported eating alfalfa sprouts, indicated that Sprouts Extraordinaire supplied alfalfa sprouts to all five of these locations.
Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it can occur when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed.
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