The likelihood of a sprout purchase remained exactly even with last year.
(UPDATED COVERAGE 12:40 p.m.) For the second time in two years Henry’s Farm Inc. is recalling fresh sprouts because of possible listeria contamination and as with the recall in 2012, efforts are hampered by the fact that the sprout packages do not have traceability information.
(UPDATED COVERAGE Nov. 25) Despite 63 people in 10 states contracting salmonella infections traced to a New York City supplier of fresh sprouts, Wonton Food Inc. has not issued a recall and federal officials apparently haven’t asked for one.
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Nov. 13, 2014) Federal officials are warning retailers and restaurant operators who received products from a Chicago sprout grower to clean and disinfect their facilities because of a deadly listeria outbreak linked to Wholesome Soy Products Inc.
An outbreak of E. coli in Edmonton, Alberta, is possibly linked to fresh bean sprouts from a local grower, according to a public health official.
A Canadian sprout company is recalling an unknown volume of expired fresh bean sprouts from Ontario retailers because of possible salmonella contamination.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.