E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Sprouts
A recall has been issued due to an E. coli outbreak, which has been linked to the Evergreen Produce brand raw clover sprouts.
About the Sprout Recall
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the sprouts have been linked to 7 confirmed cases and 3 probable cases.
The Shiga toxin producing the E. coli has only been identified in Idaho and Washington. The CDC recommends that people throw out the sprouts in sealed packages so that other people or animals cannot get to them. The CDC also recommends that it would be best to avoid the produce completely.
Children under 5 years of age and the elderly are the most at risk for developing serious complications from contracting E. coli; however most people recover within 7 days. Consumers should seek immediate medical attention upon the appearance of E. coli symptoms.
Description of the Sprouts Recalled
- The sprouts were eaten at different food outlets.
- Symptoms of an infection include diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
- In extreme cases consumers could develop Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which is a type of kidney failure.