The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a warning: Just say no to raw alfalfa sprouts.
Consumers are being urged not eat raw alfalfa sprouts, including sprout blends containing alfalfa sprouts, for now because the product has been linked to Salmonella serotype Saintpaul contamination. …
Officials say they think the problem is linked to contaminate alfalfa seeds and it has spread across several states, with 31 cases reported since March in Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia.
Reports came in to the FDA after people started falling ill after eating sprouts consumed in restaurant and retail settings.