The likelihood of a sprout purchase remained exactly even with last year.
(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.
Although the grower and seed supplier say government officials told them tests came back clean, the Food and Drug Administration declared contaminated sprout seeds are the likely cause of an E. coli outbreak.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has linked an Idaho sprouts grower to an E. coli outbreak.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.
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