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Some Seattle Area Grocers Stop Selling Sprouts

As I said to King 5 a few months ago:

“Sprout seeds can be contaminated when they’re grown, cause they’re grown outside,” says food safety attorney Bill Marler, of Seattle, “When the Sprouts are sprouted, you have to be exceedingly careful with the quality of the water, and how those sprouts are germinated because it’s like a perfect growing environment for bacteria.”



  • Food Court Jester

    It is about time! I can remember in my food microbiology class in college that the professor always had students plate sprouts because you’d always find high counts. I was surprised to see that Jimmy John’s Subs offers sprouts. Doesn’t seem to be worth the risk, IMO.

  • Food Court Jester

    It is about time! I can remember in my food microbiology class in college that the professor always had students plate sprouts because you’d always find high counts. I was surprised to see that Jimmy John’s Subs offers sprouts. Doesn’t seem to be worth the risk, IMO.