By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that 25 additional people are infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 linked to clover sprouts.
This brings the outbreak total to 39 cases in six states (Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Florida, and Utah). Two people have been hospitalized.
On March 16, 2020, Chicago Indoor Garden recalled all products containing red clover sprouts. Recalled products have a “Best By” date of March 12, 2020. To view a full list of recalled products click here. Products include: Red Clover 4 oz. clamshell, Red Clover 2 lb. boxes, Sprout Salad 6 oz. clamshell, Mixed Greens 4 oz. clamshell and Spring Salad 6 oz. clamshell.
Jimmy John’s LLC reported that all of their restaurants stopped serving clover sprouts on February 24, 2020. Clover sprouts should no longer be available at Jimmy John’s restaurants.
CDC recommends the public check your refrigerator for the recalled products. If you have any of them, do not eat, sell, or serve them. Throw them away.
Restaurants and retailers should check storage coolers for the recalled product. Do not sell or serve recalled products.
The investigation is ongoing to determine where implicated sprouts and seeds have been distributed.
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