Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Typhimurium in Sprouts (December 2022)

The FDA is investigating the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium. The traceback investigation is ongoing. It has identified the Sun Sprouts brand of alfalfa sprouts grown by CW Sprouts inc., DBA SunSprouts Enterprises of Fremont, NE, as the likely source of the outbreak. Based on the CDC's epidemiologic information and interviews conducted by state and local public health officials, the individuals identified in this outbreak reported consuming alfalfa sprouts before their illness onset. Preliminary traceback evidence indicates that the restaurants and grocery stores identified in this outbreak received alfalfa sprouts from SunSprout Enterprises. Additionally, two individuals identified in this outbreak confirmed they had purchased Sun Sprout's brand alfalfa sprouts from their local grocery store. WGS conducted on clinical samples collected from ill individuals identified 15 isolates that matched the outbreak strain in OK (1), NE (8), and SD (6). On December 29, 2022, SunSprout Enterprises recalled two lots (# 4211 and 5211) of raw alfalfa sprouts due to potential contamination with Salmonella. On the same day, SunSprout Enterprises expanded their recall to include two additional lots (# 3212 and 4212) of raw alfalfa sprouts. The raw alfalfa sprouts for all recalled lots (#4211, 5211, 3212, and 4212) are packaged in 4-ounce clamshells and 2.5 lb packages with best sold by dates between 12/10/2022 and 1/7/2023. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-sprouts-december-2022?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


 Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Sprouts (December 2022)
Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Sprouts (December 2022)

Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Sun Sprouts brand Alfalfa Sprouts. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

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