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Multistate Outbreak of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 Infections Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts at Jimmy John’s Restaurants

Those damn sprouts

Yesterday, Cleveland Beansprouts Co., Cleveland, recalled alfalfa sprouts because of possible listeria contamination.  No lot codes or any other identifier are on the sprouts, which were distributed in Ohio, according to a company news release posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

And a few months, a total of 29 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O26 were reported from 11 states linked to sprouts.

  • The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), Iowa (5), Kansas (2), Michigan (10), Missouri (3), Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (1), Washington (1), Wisconsin (1), and West Virginia (1).
  • Seven ill persons have been hospitalized.

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