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CDC and FDA link Tiny Greens Brand Alfalfa and Spicy Sprouts to Salmonella Outbreak

Screen shot 2010-12-27 at 6.04.34 PM.pngIn a press release this afternoon, the FDA warned – “Don’t Eat Tiny Greens Brand Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts.”

• The FDA is advising consumers not to eat Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts (which contain alfalfa sprouts mixed with radish and clover sprouts) from Tiny Greens Organic Farm of Urbana, Ill. The sprouts were distributed in 4 oz. and 5 lb. containers to various customers, including farmers’ markets, restaurants and groceries, in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and possibly other Midwestern states.

• Preliminary results of the investigation of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections indicate a link to eating Tiny Greens Alfalfa Sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurant outlets.

• The elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness from Salmonella infection.

• Consumers should not eat Tiny Greens Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts. Consumers, retailers and others who have Tiny Greens Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts should discard them in a sealed container so people and animals, including wild animals, cannot eat them.