The likelihood of a sprout purchase remained exactly even with last year.
Federal officials say potentially contaminated bean sprouts from Wonton Foods Inc. that are linked to a salmonella outbreak have been out of the stream of commerce for weeks, but confirmed infections continue to increase.
RZM Food Factory has stopped growing and selling fresh sprouts.
New research with chlorine dioxide gas offers hope for fans of fresh sprouts who have food safety concerns about the pathogen-friendly growing process that makes them particularly susceptible to salmonella contamination.
As the victim count continues to increase in a salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts from Wonton Foods Inc., federal officials report the growing operation has been sanitized and is again producing and shipping fresh sprouts.
Criminal charges may be the next step in Virginia’s efforts to protect the public from Henry’s Farm, a fresh sprout grower that has been on officials’ food safety radar because of listeria since April 2012.More Packer Stories for Sprouts
Market Scope - Spinach — F.o.b.s as of April 2
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (9-8-7) —
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices cartons bunched flat 24s $11.35-14.47. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO AND SAN LUIS — Shipments (AZ 74-84-102, CA 7-6-2, crossings 7-8-5) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Cartons bunched flat 24s mostly $13.45-14.75. Quality generally good.