CDC declares end to E. coli outbreak linked to fresh sprouts

March 25, 2016

An outbreak traced to fresh sprouts appears to be over, according to federal officials who say 11 people in two states were sickened by E. coli bacteria in Jack & The Green Sprouts alfalfa sprouts.

Eight people in Minnesota and three in Wisconsin were confirmed with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157, with symptom onset dates ranging from Jan. 17 through Feb. 17 this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two of the victims required hospitalization.

“This outbreak was not related to the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen infections linked to alfalfa sprouts produced…