Bean sprouts from Wonton Food Inc. in New York have sickened 68 people in 10 states with Salmonella posioning. Eleven people have been hospitalized.
State health departments working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on an investigation of the outbreak, identified sprouts from Wonton Foods as the source of the outbreak.
Some of those who were sickened ate sprouts on food they ordered at restaurants. Health officials say restaurants and grocery stores have been advised not to serve or sell bean sprouts from Wonton Foods, but a recall has not yet been issued.
Consumers who have purchased these sprouts should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious, sometimes fatal, illness. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning, which include fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea, usually develop six to 72 hours after exposure and last seven days. But for some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is required. In these cases, there is a heightened risk of developing a more serious infection that spreads from the intestines to the blood stream.
Consumers who have been sickened by these sprouts and would like a free, no-obligation consultation with a Salmonella lawyer should contact the national food safety law firm of PritzkerOlsen.