Idaho sprouts linked to Washington salmonella

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A salmonella enteritidis outbreak across the states is causing Washington health officials to warn individuals about eating alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts labeled “Evergreen Produce” or “Evergreen Produce Inc.”

These products are linked to nine cases in Washington occurring in Benton, Ferry, Grant, Spokane, Walla Walla and Whitman counties.

The packages of alfalfa sprouts are in 4-ounce and 16-ounce bags with a preprinted label, or in 1-pound and 5-pound plastic bags with stick-on labels. The spicy sprouts are in 4-ounce bags with preprinted labels and 1-pound bags with stick-on labels.

All products from Evergreen Produce containing alfalfa or spicy sprouts should be discarded. Restaurants and grocery stores are recommended to check their supply and pull these products.

If people have consumed these products and become ill, they should contact a health care provider.

For more information about the investigation visit http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm260836.htm.