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2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Sprouts Extraordinaire

Local, state and federal officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Reading and Salmonella serotype Abony linked to consumption of alfalfa sprouts produced by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver, Colorado. On September 30, 2016 the CDC declared the outbreak over. Nine states reported 36 people infected with the outbreak strains. Thirty people were infected with Salmonella Reading. One person was infected with Salmonella Abony and five people were infected with both serotypes. Seven people were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Illness onset dates ranged from May 21, 2016 to September 10, 2016.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Minnesota, Oregon, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • home, restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Sprouts Extraordinaire
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 36
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 7
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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