June 16, 2024

Five Restaurants Served Sprouts Linked to E. coli Outbreak

At least five restaurants served sprouts linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 30 people in nine states, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But consumers wondering which restaurants are involved will be left to wonder as health officials are not releasing the names. Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver has issued a recall for the sprouts which are tainted with two strains: Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony. They were sold in 5-pound boxes labeled “Living Alfalfa Sprouts.” Onset of illness dates range from May 21 to July 20. Five people have been hospitalized. States reporting illnesses include: Colorado (13), Kansas (8), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (2), New York (1), Oregon (1), Texas (1) and Wyoming (1). Symptoms of a Salmonella … [Read more...]

Colorado Hard Hit by Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sprouts

Colorado has been hard hit by a nine-state Salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts from Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver. Thirteen people from Colorado have been sickened in an outbreak that includes 17 others from eight states. Five people have been hospitalized. Some of those sickened reported eating the contaminated sprouts at restaurants,  but health officials have not released the names of those establishments. The sprouts, which have been recalled, were sold in 5-pound boxes labeled “Living Alfalfa Sprouts.” Illnesses, which have been linked to two strains -Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony, were reported  from May 21 to July 20 from case patients who range in age from less than 1 year to 72. The case count by state is as follows:  Colorado (13), Kansas (8), … [Read more...]

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