Alfalfa sprouts recalled over 16 possible salmonella cases in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Nebraska company is recalling raw alfalfa sprouts after multiple people got sick after eating them, officials announced Thursday.

The recall applies to Sunsprout Enterprises’ 4-ounce clamshell packages with expiration dates between Dec. 10 and Dec. 27.

If you have the product, you should throw it out immediately, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said.

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As of Thursday, 16 people have had gastrointestinal problems after eating sprouts from Sunsprout, according to DHHS.

The department said tests of eight of the people found bacteria “closely related genetically” to salmonella typhimurium. Test results from seven of the sick are still pending.

If you have diarrhea after eating alfalfa sprouts, contact your local health department right away and call your doctor if needed.

People typically recover from salmonella infection within a week without antibiotics, DHHS said.

But infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are prone to more severe infections.

The department has not specified where in Nebraska the cases occurred, but it has said that three local health departments are part of the investigation: the Douglas County Health Department, the Sarpy/Cass Health Department and the Three Rivers Public Health Department. Three Rivers serves Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties.

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