Clover Sprouts Recalled for Salmonella Contamination
Clover sprouts sold by Sprouters Northwest are being recalled in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia. The sprouts may have been distributed to other states. All Sprouters Northwest-produced clover sprout products, including the company’s branded Clover, Clover & Onion, Spicy Sprouts and Deli Sprouts, are included in the recall.
Health Risks Associated with Raw Sprouts
Since 1990, raw or slightly cooked sprouts have caused an estimated 2,308 illnesses. This latest Salmonella outbreak and another that was recently linked to sprouts served at Jimmy John's restaurants bring the total number of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with sprouts to 40. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that sprout-linked outbreaks account for 40 percent of all foodborne illness associated with produce.
The ingestion of Salmonella bacteria leads to an illness called salmonellosis, which is characterized by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting that occurs one to five days after contaminated food—like sprouts—has been consumed. In severe Salmonella cases diarrhea may be frequent, bloody and/or mucoid, and of high volume. Some people with salmonellosis develop serious illness that can lead to hospitalization and even death
Contact the Marler Clark Salmonella Attorneys
If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection after eating Salmonella-contamianted clover sprouts and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses.
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