Monday, April 27, 2009

Hold the Sprouts...

avocado, tomato, lettuce and alfalfa sprouts Pictures, Images and Photos

Yesterday (Sunday, April 26, 2009) the FDA issued a statement warning about possible salmonella contamination in alfalfa sprouts and sprout blends containing alfalfa sprouts.

Because they're in a mid-growth stage, sprouts can harbor e-coli and all sorts of other nasty things inside the seed-end that is impossible to wash away. Pregnant women should never consume raw sprouts of any kind because of this and, especially now, everyone should avoid commercially-grown alfalfa sprouts until we get the all-clear from the FDA.

This isn't the first commercially-grown salmonella outbreak in sprouts. Personally, I avoid these little buggers altogether.

Image courtesy of pternz at photobucket.


Sara said...

You know what's funny? Yesterday I was just thinking that I hadn't had sprouts in awhile and wanted to buy some. Good thing I read this first :)

Amanda said...

Yes! Unfortunately it's not in the news much because of the swine flu, which obviously is a very important health concern, too.

Together We Save said...

Thanks for the info. Would be looking for some soon.

Amanda said...

Glad to spread the word, Together. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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