Federal health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state health officials are collaborating to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading and Salmonella Abony infections.


Thirty people infected with the outbreak strains have been reported from nine states. Of those ill people, 24 were infected with Salmonella Reading, 1 was infected with Salmonella Abony, and 5 were infected with both.

Colorado has seen the most cases with 13, while Kansas has reported eight.

Five ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Epidemiologic and traceback evidence available at this time indicate that alfalfa sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver, Colorado are the likely source of this outbreak.

On August 5, 2016, Sprouts Extraordinaire recalled alfalfa sprout products from the market due to possible Salmonella contamination.

This investigation is ongoing.

CDC recommends that consumers do not eat and restaurants and other retailers do not sell or serve recalled alfalfa sprouts supplied by Sprouts Extraordinaire.