Nov 24, 2014 6:03 PM
CONCORD - At least four people in the Granite State are sick with salmonella poisoning after contaminated bean sprouts sicken people in 10 states.
As of Friday, Nov. 21, a total of 63 people had become sick in the 10 states. Of the four cases in New Hampshire, two are out of Hillsborough County, and there is one case each in Strafford and Belknap Counties.
The bean sprouts have been traced back to the distributor Wonton Food, Inc. out of Brooklyn, New York. The last shipment from the company went out on November 18th.
The people who are sick in New Hampshire all became ill after eating in restaurants, but health officials say don't rule out bean sprouts you've purchased at grocery stores.
Beth Daly of the Department of Health and Human Services said, "People who have eaten bean sprouts in the last week or so should monitor themselves for illness that's potentially compatible with salmonella. That would be fever, diarrhea and abdominal crams if the do become sick they should seek care from a health care provider. people who do develop salmonella are usually sick for about four to seven days."
If you have eaten bean sprouts at a restaurant in the last week, watch out for the symptoms. If you have bean sprouts in your refrigerator, check to see if they are from Wonton Food. If so, throw them out.
None of the people in New Hampshire had to be hospitalized, but 11 people in other states were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Typically people with salmonella can be treated by their doctor.
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