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May 13, 2016: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts from One Contaminated Seed Lot

sprouts-photoAs of May 13, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the alfalfa sprout Salmonella Muenchen outbreak appears to be over.
After a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen, the CDC determined that the outbreak could be traced back to one contaminated seed lot from one sprout grower.

To see the original outbreak article, visit 2016 Alfalfa Salmonella Outbreak.

Twenty-six people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Muenchen (25 people) or Salmonella Kentucky (1 person) were reported from 12 states. Eight ill people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

Food Poisoning Lawsuits and Salmonella Lawsuit Help

The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting victims of food poisoning outbreaks seek legal compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one was sickened after consuming a Salmonella contaminated alfalfa and are seeking Sweetwater Farms Alfalfa Salmonella Muenchen Outbreak lawsuit help, please call our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274 for a free food poisoning lawsuit evaluation.

The Alfalfa Sprout Seed Outbreak Investigation

As of February 26, 2016, Sweetwater Farms LLC recalled all of their sprout products from the market. On March 1, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with local health departments, officially connected the outbreak to alfalfa sprouts produced by Sweetwater Farms.

The continued investigation conducted by the FDA, CDC, and local health departments indicated that alfalfa sprouts produced by multiple sprouters from one lot of contaminated seeds were likely the source of this outbreak.

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