10 states on the East Coast have been affected by a salmonella outbreak that appears to be related to bean sprouts produced in Brooklyn, New York.
According to the CDC, at least 63 people in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont have been stricken with salmonella, many of those hospitalized.
78 percent of those people reported eating bean sprouts in the week leading up their diagnoses. Officials believe Brooklyn’s Wonton Foods, Inc. has been producing the contaminated sprouts and said the company agreed to stop selling them Friday. h/t nbcconnecticut
Twenty-six percent of the patients diagnosed with salmonella have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. No deaths have been reported. Three of the 63 salmonella patients hail from Vermont, according to the Associated Press.