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This report summarizes the preliminary results of the investigation of this outbreak, which has identified 228 cases in 13 states and implicated the source as alfalfa sprouts produced at multiple facilities using seeds that likely originated from a common grower.
Nine of the first 10 case-patients and none of 20 matched control-patients reported eating or handling alfalfa sprouts (matched odds ratios were undefined [zero in denominator]; 95% confidence interval 3.
Because alfalfa sprouts and salads were the most commonly mentioned items in the hypothesis-generating interviews, the questionnaire focused on these food items.
And people who choose to indulge should cook their alfalfa sprouts before eating them.
Three outbreaks of salmonella illness in 1995 and early 1996 have been linked to contaminated alfalfa sprouts.
Alfalfa sprouts contain L-canavanine (LCN), which is a nonprotein amino acid that can interrupt enzyme activity and metabolism.
Then came the cleaned-up years, when bands' riders were more likely to contain alfalfa sprouts than alcopops.
salmonella outbreak may be linked to sprouts packaged in 4-ounce and 16-ounce plastic bags with pre-printed labels - alfalfa sprouts - or in 4-ounce plastic bags with pre-printed labels and 1-pound plastic bags with stick-on labels - spicy sprouts.
Alfalfa sprouts, bean sprouts and other varieties of the salad topper and sandwich filler have sickened more than 400 people in the U.
Lindemann said that not only bean sprouts, but also alfalfa sprouts, mung bean sprouts, radish sprouts and arugula sprouts from the farm might be connected to the outbreak.
husband's vitamins, his alfalfa sprouts, the chopped garlic and
Alfalfa sprouts eaten raw are increasingly being perceived as hazardous foods.