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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-30-09 06:57 PM
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9. There's a lot of potential for cross contamination
Edited on Mon Mar-30-09 06:58 PM by depakid
along the production, distribution and packaging processes. Tracebacks in complex globalized food networks are notoriously difficult- though not impossible. Some years back there was a widespread salmonella outbreak that was traced back to a European seed producer (after having travelled, been mixed and prepared through an astonishing number of locations).

Unlike these sorts of spices though- with alfalfa sprouts, there's no "kill step" at any level one can use to decontaminate without destroying the product.

Which is why a lot of folks who've follow or are involved professionally with this stuff never eat alfalfa sprouts.

This from last year:
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