Outbreak Investigation of E. coli O103: Clover Sprouts

March 2, 2020 FDA

FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating an outbreak of 14 illnesses caused by E. coli O103 in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Utah. CDC is reporting that the epidemiologic evidence indicates that clover sprouts from Jimmy John’s restaurants are a likely source of this outbreak.

Sprouts Unlimited Inc. is Recalling Clover Sprouts in 4-ounce Packages Due to a Possible Health Risk

December 30, 2019 FDA

The affected batches of clover sprouts were distributed to Hy Vee Food stores, Fareway Food Stores and Jimmy John’s restaurants in Iowa.

The Chance of a Buyout Doesn’t Help Sprouts Stock, Analyst Says

Sprouts Farmers Markets stock fell Tuesday as an analyst downgraded the supermarket chain on profit-growth concerns even as he said the potential for a buyout was supporting the stock.

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Reducing Food Safety Hazards in the Production of Seed for Sprouting

June 25, 2019 FDA

Teh U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance to provide recommendations to those in the sprout seed industry to help reduce food safety hazards in the production of seed used for sprouting.

Sprouts Continues Rapid Expansion Across the Southeast, Eastern Regions

Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, today announced 13 stores to open during the second half of 2019, including five Florida locations and its first store in Virginia. Since opening its doors nearly two decades ago, Sprouts has appealed to everyday shoppers interested in fresh, natural and organic products at affordable prices. By the end of the year, Sprouts will operate 340 stores in 22 states.