FDA Warns Tiny Greens Sprouts Linked to Salmonella that Sickened 89

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat recalled alfalfa sprouts and a sprout mix from Tiny Greens Organic Farm in Illinois after the products were linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 89 people in 15 states and Washington, D.C.

The alfalfa sprouts and Spicy Sprouts -- a mix of radish, alfalfa and clover sprouts -- were distributed in 4-ounce and 5-pound containers to farmers' markets, restaurants and grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and possibly other Midwestern states, according to the FDA. Consumers should throw them away.

The farm was linked as a possible source after authorities interviewed those sickened in the salmonella outbreak. Tiny Greens farm owner Bill Bagby Jr. told Consumer Ally in an email the products are now recalled to "err on the side of safety" even though more than 200 tests on the products and at the farm all came back negative for salmonella.