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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 is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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