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3 Salmonella cases in Okla. linked to sprouts

Posted at 2:01 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 18:39:13-05

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is cautioning Oklahomans against eating a certain brand of alfalfa sprouts.

A recent outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen has affected four states and hospitalized five people. Oklahoma alone has indicated that three cases were reported.

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Interviews were conducted with 12 people who were affected. Overall, 10 people reported eating, or possibly eating sprouts. Nine out of those ten specifically stated consuming alfalfa sprouts. One person specifically stated eating sprouts from Sweetwater Farms.

State and local health and regulatory officials say they were able to trace the investigations to five restaurants where those who became ill consumed food and appeared to have sprouts supplied from Sweetwater.

Lab testing showed traces of Salmonella from irrigation water and sprout samples.
 

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