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FDA warns against sprouts from Illinois company


WASHINGTON (KWWL) -- Alfalfa sprouts produced by an Urbana, Illinois company could be contaminated with salmonella according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The public is warned not to eat alfalfa sprouts produced by the Tiny Greens Organic Farm in Urbana, Ill.  The warning, which was issued Monday evening, also includes a mix called Spicy Sprouts, which also contains radish and clover sprouts.

The sprouts were distributed to customers, including farmers' markets, restaurants and grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and other Midwestern states.

Preliminary results of the investigation link Tiny Greens alfalfa sprouts to sandwiches served at Jimmy John's restaurants.

Tiny Greens owner, Bill Bagby Jr., contends that not one sample of his product taken by health authorities has come back positive for salmonella contamination.

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