September 25, 2018

Lawyer Explains That a Salmonella Clover Sprouts Outbreak May Be Announced

There isn’t much information available, but another Salmonella outbreak may be associated with recalled clover sprouts, according to one sentence in an FDA recall notice. NOW Real Food Zesty Sprouting Mix in 16 ounce packages is being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. Lawyer and food safety expert Ryan Osterholm explains that a Salmonella clover sprouts outbreak may be announced soon.

Salmonella Clover Sprouts Outbreak

The recall notice contains an interesting sentence. It reads, “Evidence of potential contamination was implicated in ongoing FDA and CDC investigations into multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections, of which the clover seed supplier was notified.” No information about this potential Salmonella clover sprouts outbreak or outbreaks has been posted on the FDA or CDC sites.

This product has been sold nationwide in retail stores since December 2017. The potential for a very large outbreak is quite real.

Ryan Osterholm

Attorney Ryan Osterholm has represented many people in lawsuits when they have been sickened in Salmonella and other outbreaks linked to raw clover sprouts. You can contact Ryan at 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

Sprouts have been linked to many large multistate outbreaks for years,” lawyer Ryan Osterholm said. “The issue is that the seeds can be contaminated inside. That means the bacteria is inside the seed coat. When the seeds are sprouted, under moist and warm conditions, the perfect environment for bacterial growth is created. These products are eaten raw, so anyone who consumes these sprouts may get sick.

“Raw or lightly cooked sprouts have been linked to more than 30 nationwide outbreaks since 1996,” Ryan added. “Those outbreaks have sickened more than 1,800 people. And it’s important for people to realize that homegrown sprouts are not safer than commercially grown sprouts.”

The symptoms of salmonellosis include a fever, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, abdominal and stomach cramps, and diarrhea that can be bloody. Those who are most at risk for a serious complication from this illness include children, the elderly, and anyone who has a chronic health problem or a deficient immune system.

If you or someone you know has been suffering from these symptoms, especially if raw sprouts have been consumed in the past few days, see your doctor.

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