A recall of alfalfa sprouts has been issued as of May 21, due to suspected contamination of the sprouts with salmonella.
The recall affects ten states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Wisconsin.
So far, 22 individuals have been infected with the same strain of SalmonellaÂ according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). Six people have been hospitalized.
The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating the outbreak with the help of the affected states' public health departments.
Sprouts can carry a risk of foodborne illness because they are often eaten raw or undercooked, and grow in moist conditions ideal for the growth of bacteria.
- Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to Raw Alfalfa Sprouts (CDC.gov)
- Urgent Sprout Recall (The Injury Board National News Desk)