FDA advisory - Brief Article

Author: Carrie Morantz, Brian Torrey
Date: Dec 1, 2002

Undercooked Sprouts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its advisory about risks of undercooked sprouts, prompted by several outbreaks in the previous two years of serious food-borne illness linked to eating raw or lightly cooked sprouts. Children, elderly persons, and those with reduced immune function should avoid sprouts entirely. Others are urged to take certain steps to reduce their risk of illness if they eat alfalfa, mung bean, or other kinds of sprouts. The advisory is available online at www.fda.gov.

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