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Mon., June 30, 2014, 1:25 p.m.

E. Coli Outbreak May Not Be Over

An E. coli outbreak linked to a North Idaho sprouts producer may not be over yet. Federal health officials say Evergreen Fresh Sprouts LLC of Moyie Springs, Idaho, produced and distributed more raw clover sprouts from the same seed lot associated with the May outbreak that sickened at least 18 people in five states. As sprouts from this seed lot may still be in the marketplace, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention again are warning consumers not to eat clover sprouts from Evergreen. Last Thursday the FDA met with Evergreen’s owner to advise the firm of its concerns that the seed lot linked to the outbreak of E. coli O121 may be contaminated and to encourage Evergreen to discontinue using those seeds to grow clover/Scott Maben, SR. More here.


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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