Sprouts Unlimited has initiated a recall of clover sprouts because of possible E. coli O103 contamination. The clover sprouts were distributed to Hy Vee Food stores, Fareway Food Stores and used by Jimmy John’s restaurants in Iowa.

“Sprouts Unlimited Inc. became aware of the potential contamination after receiving information from the Iowa Department of Inspections

Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kits were the likely source of this outbreak – romaine lettuce from common supplier not definite.

A total of 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 were reported from five states in the United States – North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Georgia. Illnesses started

Sprouts Unlimited of Marion IA is recalling clover spouts in 4 oz packages because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O103 bacteria (E. coli O103). E. coli O103 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form

Marler Clark has been retained by a dozen sickened in this outbreak and has filed two lawsuits to date.

According to the FDA, there are presently three outbreaks under investigation.  These outbreaks are each caused by strains that are different from each other and different. One of the additional outbreaks, in Washington state (13