James Giese

FDA issues letter of concern about fresh sprouts
On Aug. 20, the Food and Drug Administration issued a letter of concern regarding continuing outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with the consumption of raw and lightly cooked sprouts. The letter suggests actions the agency recommends to enhance the safety of these products. Since 1996, FDA has responded to 27 outbreaks of foodborne illness in which raw or lightly cooked sprouts were the confirmed or suspected vehicle. For more information, …

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