On December 28, the FDA updated its table of foodborne illness outbreak investigations to include a new outbreak of 15 illnesses caused by the Salmonella Typhimurium pathogen. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture issued an advisory regarding illnesses in their state and evidence gathered by public health authorities indicated that victims of the Salmonella poisoning had consumed alfalfa sprouts prior to becoming ill.
The following day, SunSprout Enterprises announced a recall of raw alfalfa sprouts in 4-ounce clamshells, with best by dates between 12/10/22 and 12/27/22, due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall announcement notes that it “is a result of a preliminary investigation by the State of Nebraska in connection with CDC of an outbreak of illness likely associated with alfalfa sprouts.”
We represent many people who have been sickened by Salmonella and our Salmonella lawyers have filed lawsuits on behalf of many individuals sickened in other outbreaks like these. We are working hard to get to the bottom of this one. This page will update as we uncover more information. If you or a loved one believe you were sickened in this outbreak, please call or contact us using the form on this page for a free consultation.
There are more than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella, but fewer than 100 cause infections in humans. One of these illness-causing strains is a serotype called Typhimurium, which is the strain responsible for the current outbreak. Salmonella poisoning can be so severe that it requires people to be hospitalized.
Salmonella can even be fatal when the infection leaves the intestines and travels to the bloodstream or other parts of the body. It is also possible to experience long-term side effects, including joint pain known as reactive arthritis, which is also called RA or Reiter’s Syndrome. This can last for months or years and result in chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. Reactive arthritis can also lead to eye irritation and painful urination. In rare cases, some types of Salmonella cause typhoid fever, which can be fatal.
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