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Australian Salmonella outbreak attributed to alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts have been narrowed down as the source of a Salmonella Havana outbreak in Australia that has sickened more than 20 people.

Of those 20 people, seven in the state of South Australia have been hospitalized. The implicated sprouts have been identified as having come from a farm in Adelaide and have been recalled. […]

Sprouts may be small but pack a big foodborne illness punch

A new report is showing just how dangerous eating raw sprouts can be. Over the past two decades, researchers found various kinds of sprouts were responsible for sickening more than 2,500 people, sending 186 to the hospital and causing three deaths.

“Sprout contamination continues to pose a serious public health concern,” the researchers from the […]

Should sprouts come with a warning label?

While some consider them a health food, many others see sprouts as a food safety nightmare. They have a longstanding concern of being contaminated with pathogens and when eaten raw, can cause serious health consequences.

The dangers of raw sprouts were made apparent once again last week as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and […]

Raw sprouts update

Over the past few years, raw sprouts have been linked to a number of foodborne illnesses including outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis, E. coli O104 and Listeria. These outbreaks sickened thousands of people around the world and were also responsible for several deaths. This led to many restaurants and grocery stores removing raw sprouts from their […]

FDA seeking comments on Food Safety Survey

The next iteration of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Survey will address emerging concerns, as well as longstanding food safety issues.

The survey is conducted every few years to gauge “consumers’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about food safety”, according to a notice in the Federal Register. Information also will be used […]