Canada Investigation of Salmonella Java Sprout Related Outbreak
Note from SproutNet
October 5, 1999
In following up on the possible outbreak in Canada, the alfalfa seed came from a Enid, Oklahoma supplier and is reported to be lot # 1675. If you have this lot number, call the supplier immediately. The current problem involves a grower who was implicated in another outbreak in November 1997. The owner reported that they use hydrogen peroxide as a sterilizing agent. However, they do not use the Calcium Hypochlorite as recommended in the US by the FDA.