Alfalfa sprouts recalled due to Salmonella

by Keith Nunes
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WASHINGTON — A foodborne illness outbreak involving alfalfa sprouts contaminated with Salmonella Newport has been traced to Caldwell Fresh Foods, Maywood, Calif. The company is recalling all of its alfalfa sprouts marketed under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, Nature’s Choice and California Exotics brands. The sprouts were distributed throughout the supply chain to both food service operators and retailers.

The alfalfa sprouts have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections in consumers in 10 states. Since March 1, a total of 22 cases of infections have been confirmed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Wisconsin. Six of the cases have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

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