The CDC reports that as of July 5, 2011, a total of 25 persons with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 5 states: Idaho (3), Montana (10), New Jersey (1), North Dakota (1) and Washington (10). Among persons for whom information is available, illnesses began between April 12 and June 15, 2011. Ill persons range in age from 12 years to 77 years old, with a median age of 35 years old. Seventy-six percent are female. Among the 10 ill persons with available information, 3 (30%) were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Results of the investigation indicate a link to eating alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts manufactured by Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC.
On July 1, 2011, Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC of Moyie Springs, Idaho, announced a recall of specific lots of alfalfa sprouts and spicy sproutsExternal Web Site Icon because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were distributed in Washington and Idaho by direct delivery to four distributors and three retail stores and could have ended up in restaurants and supermarkets in those areas and neighboring states.