Eight people contract salmonella due to suspicion of alfalfa contamination

Alfalfa sprouts from Sunshine Sprouts (pictured) have been removed after eight people contracted Salmonella in the last month

Eight people contract salmonella due to suspicion of alfalfa contamination, since the outbreaks are removed urgently

  • The buds of Sunshine Sprouts have been withdrawn after salmonella poisoning
  • Eight people contracted Salmonella since they consumed alfalfa sprouts
  • The products are usually sold in Coles, IGA, Foodland and other greengrocers
  • SA Health is working closely with producers and suppliers to investigate

Bianca Bongato for Daily Mail Australia

The alfalfa sprouts have been removed after eight people contracted Salmonella in the last month.

The outbreaks, which come from a business called Sunshine Sprouts in Adelaide, are generally sold in Coles, IGA, Foodland and other greengrocers.

SA Health interim executive director Chris Lease said samples of 116 alfalfa sprouts were sampled, and the results show that salmonella was present in three samples, according to Yahoo 7 News.

Alfalfa sprouts from Sunshine Sprouts (pictured) have been removed after eight people contracted Salmonella in the last month

Alfalfa sprouts from Sunshine Sprouts (pictured) have been removed after eight people contracted Salmonella in the last month

"Several products of alfalfa cabbages Sunshine Sprouts have already been voluntarily withdrawn and we are advising anyone who has purchased the affected products not to eat them, and to return them to the place of purchase for a refund or to throw them away," said Mr. Read He said.

Among the alfalfa sprouts that were remembered were the shoots with garlic, mustard, onion, radish and broccoli.

SA Health also informed that they are now working with the producers and suppliers involved for further investigation.

Salmonella is an infection of gastroenteritis caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water or by touching contaminated surfaces.

Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, stomach cramps, vomiting and loss of appetite. In extreme cases, there may be severe abdominal pain or blood in the stool.

Most people recover within a week, but antibiotics can be prescribed to children or the elderly.

Salmonella is an infection of gastroenteritis caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water or by touching contaminated surfaces (stock image)

Salmonella is an infection of gastroenteritis caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water or by touching contaminated surfaces (stock image)

Salmonella is an infection of gastroenteritis caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water or by touching contaminated surfaces (stock image)

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