Salmonella Outbreak in South Dakota, Iowa Is Officially Over
The outbreak of salmonella that spread over eight states sickening dozens, including South Dakotans and Iowans, is now officially over.
Food Poison Journal is reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the end of the multistate incident, involving alfalfa sprouts grown by SunSprout Enterprises of Fremont, Nebraska.
On December 29, 2022, SunSprout launched a voluntary recall of two lots of raw alfalfa sprouts because of potential contamination with Salmonella. Later that day, SunSprout Enterprises expanded their voluntary recall to include two additional lots of raw alfalfa sprouts.
In all, there were 63 illnesses reported across eight states, with 10 people requiring hospitalization.
South Dakota had 13 reported cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections.
Iowa had one.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local partners.