Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning—again.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 63 people from 10 states fell ill with salmonella linked to bean sprouts from a supplier in New York City. The CDC says the supplier, Wonton Foods Inc. of Brooklyn, has agreed to stop production for now.

The outbreak is one of three recently linked to raw sprouts. Two listeria deaths and three listeria illnesses were linked to consumption of mung bean sprouts in the Midwest over the summer, and 19 E. coli illnesses were linked to raw clover sprouts in mostly Western states in May.

Raw sprouts are a frequent culprit in because of the moist, warm conditions in which they are grown.

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