Posted: May 28, 2010 6:32 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: May 28, 2010 6:32 AM
Federal officials have identified six additional cases of salmonella poisoning linked to raw alfalfa sprouts, bringing the total to 28 people sickened in 10 states including Colorado.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that three more people were sickened in California, for a total of 14 cases there. Caldwell Fresh Foods of Maywood, Calif., announced a nationwide recall of its alfalfa sprouts last week. Other new cases were found in Arizona and Idaho.
Nevada, Wisconsin, Oregon, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico and Colorado also identified cases linked to the outbreak. The sprouts were sold to more than 400 Wal-Mart stores in 15 states. Salmonella can cause sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems.