Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts
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A salmonella outbreak in 10 states has been linked to raw bean sprouts from a New York City supplier.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 63 individuals have been sickened by the contaminated produce, reports the Associated Press. From the end of September to the beginning of November, illnesses were reported from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The CDC found 78 percent of interviewees consumed bean sprouts or dishes with bean sprouts before falling sick, and Brooklyn-based supplier Wonton Foods Inc. was a supplier to many of the restaurants they had eaten at. Wonton Foods Inc. has voluntarily agreed to stop production at the moment.

Check out the slideshow above to learn why raw sprouts are particularly dangerous to eat.