From April 12 to July 5, a total of 25 persons infected 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). 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 sprouts 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.
Contaminated products may still be in grocery stores and in consumers’ homes. If you have any recalled Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC Alfalfa Sprouts or Spicy Sprouts, return them or dispose of them in a closed plastic bag placed in a sealed trash can. This will prevent people or animals from eating them.