The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared an end to an outbreak linked to raw sprouts.
The CDC, along with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and multiple state agencies investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony infections. Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 21, 2016 to September 10, 2016. To date, CDC has reported 36 victims in 9 states. Seven of those people were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Traceback evidence has linked the outbreak to alfalfa sprouts from Devver, CO supplier Sprouts Extraordinaire. The company recalled their alfalfa sprout products back in early August after Salmonella contamination had been confirmed.
The CDC is sharing advice for consumers and retailers on how to practice better food safety with raw sprouts.
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