The Food and Drug Administration has concluded an investigation into an E. coli outbreak linked to clover sprouts, and the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said the outbreak is over.
Health and regulatory agencies linked the sprouts to 51 illnesses in 10 states, according to the FDA’s final update on the outbreak on April 22. Thirty-four of the cases were in Utah.
The FDA said people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly, pregnant women and children, should not eat sprouts of any kind.
Chicago Indoor Garden recalled all of its products with red clover sprouts after they were distributed to Coosemans Chicago, Battalgia Distributing, Living Waters Farms and Whole Foods stores in the Midwest. Samples tested by the FDA matched the same outbreak strain from a November-
December 2019 outbreak in Iowa linked to sprouts from Jimmy John’s restaurants, according to the FDA’s April 22 notice.