SA alfalfa sprouts linked to salmonella outbreak

Alfalfa Sprouts

South Australians are being warned not to eat alfalfa sprout products, following 21 confirmed cases of Salmonella havana.

The state’s chief medical officer confirmed that an investigation has linked the cases to alfalfa sprouts supplied by Adelaide business SA Sprouts. Of the current confirmed cases, seven people have been hospitalised.

“We are advising anyone who has purchased the recalled SA Sprouts alfalfa sprouts products to return them to the place of purchase for a refund, or throw them away,” SA Health’s chief medical officer and chief public health officer, professor Paddy Phillips, said.

“We also want to alert cafes and restaurants to check their suppliers and not serve any SA Sprouts alfalfa sprout products until further notice.”

SA Sprouts products are sold at Drakes Foodland, IGA and numerous greengrocers.

Products included in the recall are alfalfa (125g and 200g tubs, 1kg bags), green alfalfa (125g tubs), alfalfa and radish (125g tubs), alfalfa and onion (125g tubs), alfalfa and mustard (125g tubs), alfalfa and Chinese cabbage (125g tubs), alfalfa and garlic (125g tubs), salad mix (175g tubs) and gourmet sprouts (100g trio pack with alfalfa, snow pea, small sprouted bean).

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