May 23, 2014: Raw Clover Sprouts E. coli Outbreak Link Reported By Public Health Officials

Raw Clover Sprouts E. coli Outbreak Link Reported By CDC. Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, LLC of Idaho has been named as a producer of raw clover sprouts linked to a recent E. coli outbreak in Washington and Idaho.   Washington and Idaho public health officials announced on May 21, 2014, that there were seven confirmed cases of E. coli O121 illnesses in Washington and three in Idaho.  The illnesses onset dates were between May 1 and May 13, 2014.

Raw Clover Sprouts E. coli Outbreak Information

According to the Washington State Department of Health, the sprouts were eaten in sandwiches at several establishments including Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches locations in King and Spokane counties, two Pita Pit locations in Spokane County, as well as Daanen’s Deli and a Jimmy John’s location in Kootenai County.

The sprouts were distributed to other northwest restaurants.  The company also distributed the product to retail grocery stores. Consumers have been advised to not eat raw clover sprouts from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts until further notice.

The CDC states that the type of bacteria responsible for this outbreak is among those referred to as Shiga toxin-producing E.  coli, or STEC. Some types of STEC frequently cause severe disease, including bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a type of kidney failure. STEC bacteria are divided into serogroups (e.g., O157 or O121). E. coli O157 is the STEC serogroup found most commonly in U.S. patients.

What are E. coli O121 STEC Symptoms?

Symptoms of E. coli food poisoning may include vomiting, severe stomach cramps, fever, and diarrhea  (often bloody).  Symptoms usually  begin within 3-4 days, but may appear as early as 1 day, or as long  as 10 days following exposure.

Who can become infected with STEC?

Generally, anyone can become infected.  However, the very young, elderly, and immunocompromised are at greatest risk for experiencing complications due to E. coli infection, including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

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