By: Candess Zona-Mendola of MakeFoodSafe
The FDA announced a company recall of sprouts linked to E. coli O103 illnesses in Iowa. It is not yet known how many people are sick in this latest Iowa sprouts outbreak, but we do know where the sprouts were distributed. According to the announcement by the sprouts’ manufacturer Sprouts Unlimited Inc.
“The affected batches of clover sprouts were distributed to Hy Vee Food stores, Fareway Food Stores and Jimmy John’s restaurants in Iowa. The sprouts available at retail were packaged in in pint containers from Sprouts Unlimited Inc. with a blue label on the lid. The UPC code 7 32684 00013 6 is stamped on the bottom right side of the label.”
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The Iowa Department of Health’s investigation is ongoing. Consumers are advised to check their homes for the affected sprouts and monitor their symptoms if they have eaten any.
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