Salmonella outbreak prompts alfalfa sprout recall

WASHINGTON, May 21 (BestGrowthStock) – A California food company
has issued a nationwide recall of alfalfa sprouts after an
outbreak of salmonella that has sickened more than 20 people in
10 states.

Caldwell Fresh Foods on Friday voluntarily recalled alfalfa
sprouts manufactured under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, Nature’s
Choice, and California Exotics brands.

Salmonella can cause serious and possibly fatal infections
in young children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune
systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella can
experience fever, diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain.

The company said in a statement no deaths have been
reported, but four cases involved hospitalization.

The sprouts were distributed to restaurants and retailers
including Trader Joe’s and Wal-Mart (WMT.N: ) stores.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the
outbreak in cooperation with the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and state authorities.

Caldwell Fresh Foods is cooperating in the investigation.

Stock Market News

(Reporting by Karey Wutkowski; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Salmonella outbreak prompts alfalfa sprout recall