January 2011

Seven people in Oregon and Washington became ill with Salmonella in January after eating the Sprouter’s Northwest clover sprouts. The company subsequently recalled all its sprouts. A few days ago the FDA released 483 Inspection Report of the Sprouter’s Northwest facility.

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cilantro.jpgCalifornia state health officials on Friday warned consumers that certain fresh cilantro sold in grocery stores may be contaminated with salmonella.

 The California Department of Public Health said the recalled cilantro was distributed by Tanimura & Antle of Salinas. It was sold in bunches containing a white twist-tie printed with blue lettering starting Jan. 14.

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• From November 1, 2010, through January 11, 2011, 125 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:-

La Placita Botanas Mexicanas, Inc. of South El Monte, California announced it was recalling its Wheat Snacks with Chile, Potato Chips with Chile, and Corn Churritos with Chile after samples of bulk ingredients revealed evidence of contamination.

ucm239523.bmpThe problem was discovered during an inspection of the manufacturing plant by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Washington health officials believe clover sprouts are connected to an outbreak of Salmonella Newport that’s sickened four people in our state and two in Oregon.

The outbreak has been tied to clover sprouts from Sprouters Northwest, Inc., of Kent. The company has agreed to voluntarily recall the product and has stopped distributing it. The sprouts

According to the CDC, from November 1, 2010, through January 4, 2011, 112 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:-, whose illnesses began (onset dates) since November 1, have been reported from 18 states and the District of Columbia. The number of ill persons identified in each state and the District

A Canadian herb distribution company has recalled several batches of products sold in New York and Pennsylvania because of possible salmonella contamination.

Boncheff Greenhouses Inc. of Toronto says the cilantro, curly parsley and Italian parsley was distributed from Dec. 14 to 28 through Wegmans markets in New York and Erie, Pa. Packages of Italian parsley

Oregon Public Health officials warn consumers of health risk

Asprouts-featured.jpgOregon Public Health Division officials today are warning consumers about a recall of clover sprouts produced by Sprouters Northwest, Inc. of Kent, Wash. These products have been sold in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia and possibly other states. The sprouts have been identified as the