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Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:- now in 22 States and District of Columbia

Screen shot 2011-01-14 at 9.25.12 PM.pngSprout Salmonella Outbreak grows in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

• From November 1, 2010, through January 11, 2011, 125 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:-, whose illnesses began since November 1, have been reported from 22 states and the District of Columbia. Results of the investigation indicate a link to eating Tiny Greens Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts at Jimmy John’s restaurant outlets.

• Testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of one environmental (water run-off) sample identified Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:- that is indistinguishable from the outbreak strain.

• Consumers should not eat recalled Tiny Greens Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts, and restaurant and food service operators should not serve them.