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E. coli outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts: Jack & The Green Sprouts recalls sprouts

E. coli outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts: Jack & The Green Sprouts recalls sprouts

E. coli outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts: Jack & The Green Sprouts recalls sprouts

Washington: Many users of the Jack & The Green Sprouts users are very concerned about their health thanks to recall of the sprouts from the company over E. coli investigation. Reports suggest that multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 infections have been linked to Alfalfa Sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts.

Reports suggest that as many as seven people in Minnesota besides two other people in Wisconsin have been confirmed with the outbreak strain. Two of the Minnesota victims needed hospitalization.

In the meantime on Thursday, owner Joe Mahoney emailed a copy of a recall statement posted on the Jack & The Green Sprouts Facebook page. The recall notice is almost identical to a public warning issued by Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday, except the recall states: “The testing completed to date has not identified the source and the contamination is unknown.” On the other hand the health department warning and recall statement both indicate Mahoney does not know for sure where his company’s sprouts were distributed.

What was the Problem and What was Done About It?

The FDA, CDC and state and local officials are investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 infections linked to alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & the Green Sprouts, Inc., in River Falls, Wisconsin.

The CDC reports that nine people are infected with the outbreak strains of E. coli O157 infections in two states: Minnesota (7) and Wisconsin (2). Two people have been hospitalized and there are no reports of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Reported illness onset dates range from January 17, 2016 through February 8, 2016.

Collaborative investigation efforts of the FDA, CDC, the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection indicate that sprouts produced by Jack & the Green Sprouts, Inc. are the likely source of this outbreak.

The FDA is working with the states to conduct traceback, collect samples for testing and determine the source of the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the FDA will continue to provide updates on the investigation as they become available.

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