Sprouts Recalled After Possible Link to 5-State Salmonella Outbreak

Alfalfa Sprouts
Alfalfa Sprouts

Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, which has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 21 people in five states, recalled certain packages of its alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts on Friday because of the possibility the sprouts could be contaminated with salmonella.

In a recall announced Friday through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company said that "while no samples of Evergreen sprouts have tested positive for Salmonella at this time, epidemiological evidence indicates that Evergreen Produce Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts are the common food eaten by the people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella enteritidis. Tests of Evergreen sprouts are still pending."