Sunday, February 26, 2012

E.coli can originate in sprout seeds

Regarding the recent e.coli outbreak that was linked to clover sprouts from Jimmy John's. Read more at  The Oakland Press
I have looked for information on how e.coli can be introduced to sprouts. It can happen during growing, transportation, storage and serving. The big shock to me is that the seeds themselves can be contaminated with the pathogen. In light of this, I am waiting to find out more info. about where seeds are produced. I am still using the mung bean seeds that I purchased in November. I recommend using caution with growing your own sprouts until the origin of the clover sprouts contamination is clarified. I will update this blog when I learn more.

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