Jason's Deli drops sprouts

01/24/2012 08:57:00 AM
Mike Hornick

Urbana, Ill.-based Tiny Greens Organic Farm issued a voluntary recall.

“Jimmy John’s in particular may still be reeling from when they were involved in a pretty bad outbreak coming out of Illinois,” Sanderson told The Packer shortly after the Green Valley recall. “We really need to get beyond these problems. We’re trying to hang in there. We’ve just initiated a sprout safety alliance which is supposed to be related to the Produce Safety Alliance.”

Last June, The Associated Press reported that sprouts had been identified as the cause of an E. coli outbreak in Germany that killed 31 and sickened more than 3,000.

German officials subsequently backtracked on that finding. Authorities there advised consumers to stop eating sprouts, but also raw cucumbers, leafy greens and tomatoes.

The culprit in that outbreak, sprouts grown from tainted fenugreek seeds from Egypt, is not on the U.S. market, Sanderson said.


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Mike    
Florida  |  January, 30, 2012 at 04:17 PM

alfalfa sprouts have been a problem for years. They give other sprouts a bad name.

Joe    
Atlanta  |  January, 30, 2012 at 05:01 PM

Organic, locally grown Fenugreek sprouts killed 31 people in Europe. Fenugreek seeds for sprouting are commonplace here in the United States. Be careful what you eat!

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