Briefly: Dining hall sprouts safe amid outbreak

Alfalfa sprouts served in Yale dining halls are not at risk for bacterial contamination, Yale Dining’s Strategic Sourcing Manager Gerry Remer said Monday. On April 9, the United States Food and Drug Administration recalled alfalfa sprouts from some suppliers that may contain listeria, a bacteria that causes a potentially fatal illness. Yale’s sprouts “were not of the type being recalled,” Remer said in an e-mail message, but added that Yale sent back some sprouts out of caution and may switch to a new provider that has not had a recall in over 25 years. In the meantime, Remer said, “sprouts are off the menu.”

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  • a tip

    i hear sprouts are back this year…and they may not be the safe ones.

    -AMM