Salmonella Outbreak Has Sickened 21 in Five States

Alfalfa Sprouts
Alfalfa Sprouts

State and federal authorities have linked a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 21 people in five states to alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of Monday, the 21 people sickened with salmonella enteritidis included three that had to be hospitalized; those sickened ranged in age from 12 to 77 years old and live in Idaho (3 people), Montana (7), North Dakota (1), New Jersey (1) and Washington (9), the CDC said. Investigators have linked the outbreak with alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts from Evergreen Produce Inc. of Idaho.